The John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse serves as headquarters for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
In April 2001, the Courthouse was dedicated to honor Congressman John Joseph Moakley, dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation and life-long public servant.
The attractive HarborWalk at the Moakley Federal Courthouse wraps around the west edge of Fan Pier, providing a stunning panoramic view of Boston Harbor from Downtown to East Boston. Along the HarborWalk, interpretive panels and ship silhouettes present the history of Fan Pier and Boston Harbor. A large medallion next to the HarborWalk shows the history of Boston Harbor and the Islands. This is a popular location with school groups doing stone rubbings. Picnic tables and benches allow visitors to enjoy the Harbor views.
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