The Union Club of Boston was founded in 1863 to bolster support for the Union cause during the critical days of the American Civil War. Early members included prominent Bostonians whose impact is still felt today - Charles Frances Adams, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Murray Forbes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Josiah Quincy. The club continues to bring together men and women who are leaders in their businesses and professions in a downtown Boston setting steeped in tradition, yet fully contemporary.

Today's club members enjoy broadening their circle of friends and acquaintances through frequent social occasions and activities which form the core of club life. The dining rooms and attractive private rooms further business interests. Travelers appreciate the Union Club's own bedrooms and the extensive network of reciprocal clubs in the U.S. and abroad. True to its heritage of leadership in Boston, The Union Club embraces the future with confidence drawn from the rich tapestry of the history of this former private home.


Members' Portal

Enter the area reserved for club members.


Each of the club's twelve private dining rooms provides a perfect setting for social or business gatherings.

A Meeting Place

Much of the Union Club's social life is centered around the members' rooms.

Menus, Club at a Glance
Food and beverage arrangements may be tailored to any scale and cost best suited to you. Club At A Glance - a quick club overview.


The club's bedrooms are a restful "home away from home" for members and their guests after the theater, a concert or for a weekend getaway.

Reciprocal Clubs
The club enjoys reciprocal relationships with similar clubs all over the United States, and overseas. 

Club History

The club was founded in early 1863 to bolster support for the union cause during the Civil War.


The club overlooks the Boston Common. It is convenient to parking and public transportation.

Contacts and Club Policies

Members and guests are invited to contact the club.

Area Attractions

Some nearby Boston institutions.

Appropriate Dress and Cellular Phones

Business casual (shirts with collar, dress slacks and non-athletic shoes for men and equivalent attire for women) is the minimum standard dress in the club, though many male members and guests will continue to appear in suit and tie. Athletic attire is never appropriate in the club. Specific attire may be required for special club events. Cellular telephones may not be used in any area where other members or guests may hear or observe the conversation. If you find it necessary to use one, please do so in a phone booth or outside the club house.

The Union Club of Boston
Eight Park Street
Boston, MA 02108-4803
(617) 227-0589