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Hilton's Tent City

Hilton's Tent City has been selling all of the outdoor equipment you'll need for any activity since 1947. Visit their new location in Central Square for clothing, tents, bags and packs, footwear and more.

Hilton's Tent City has evolved from military surplus to general outdoors to specialty backpacking, to everyday outerwear for the wicked Boston, er... Cambridge climate and beyond. It has grown into the most eclectic mix of gear and equipment imaginable all thanks to its late-founder Irving Liss. We stock over a BAZILLION items in the store, we hire seasoned, outdoor enthusiasts who are the most knowledgeable staff anywhere in the outdoor industry, we use every product we sell and can give a detailed demonstration of how to use it, as well as offer pros, cons, and alternatives. We're no fuss, no baloney, and always willing to help!


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565 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02139

Central Square

(617) 227-9242