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Adams National Historic Site

See where two U.S. presidents were born, in Quincy.
Quincy

Armenian Library and Museum of America

In Watertown, heart of the Boston area's Armenian community.
Watertown Square
Watertown

Before and After RSS feed

"A community blog focused on the Gardner Museum's new series of evening events, Gardner After Hours. Blog entries are contributed by artists, musicians, and staff, inside and outside of the museum, to give readers interesting and diverse perspectives on After Hours programs, the kinds of things you won't find out just by reading our website.
Fenway

Boston African-American National Historic Site

History of Boston's 19th-century African-American community on Beacon Hill. See the African Meeting House and walk the Black Heritage Trail.

Boston Children's Museum

Museum Wharf, three blocks from South Station.

Boston National Historical Site

Includes the Old State House, Faneuil Hall and the Bunker Hill Monument.
Downtown

Bostonian Society - Old State House Museum

Boston historical society and museum, in the Old State House.
Downtown

Charles River Museum of Industry

The history of industry and technology in America.
154 Moody St.
Waltham

CityPass

A ticket that gets you into six museums (NE Aquarium, JFK Library, John Hancock Observatory, MFA, Gardner Museum and Museum of Science) for a discount.

Commonwealth Museum

Exhibits based on the collections of the state archives, from George Washington to the Big Dig. On Columbia Point, near the JFK Museum.
Dorchester

Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Art exhibitions at Wellesley College.
Wellesley

DeCordova Museum

Contemporary art museum in Lincoln.
Lincoln

Edaville Railroad

Oldest narrow gauge railroad in the USA.
Carver

Frederic Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Home of the designer of the Emerald Necklace (and New York's Central Park).

Harvard Botanical Museum

Home of the Glass Flowers (and giant glass bugs).
Harvard Square
Cambridge

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Specializing in rocks, gems, birds and bugs.
Harvard Square
Cambridge

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Volunteer gallery guides needed. Help visitors explore and learn about the 'glass flowers', ancient life, biodiversity, minerals. No experience required, just enthusiasm. Training provided. One morning or afternoon/week.
Cambridge

Harvard University Art Museums

Includes the Fogg and Busch-Reisinger.
Harvard Square
Cambridge

Institute of Contemporary Art

On the South Boston waterfront.
South End

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Gardner was a true Renaissance Woman - somewhat to the chagrin of her staid 19th-century contemporaries. Gardner used her money on an art shopping spree across Europe, snapping up Titians, Vermeers and Giottos. Her will turned her mansion into a museum - and mandated that it be left exactly as it was when she died, right down to the cut-out figures she had installed to keep residents of the mansion company. Located within easy walking distance of the MFA.
280 The Fenway
Fenway

John F. Kennedy birthplace

See where he was born at this national historic landmark. Closed winters.
83 Beals St.
Brookline

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

Dorchester

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Lots of old cars.
15 Newton St.
Brookline

Longfellow National Historic Site

Home of the author of "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere."
Harvard Square
Cambridge

Longyear Museum

Dedicated to the life of Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science.
1125 Boylston St.
Chestnut Hill
Brookline

Lowell National Historic Park

Explore the history of America's Industrial Revolution in Lowell. See a working textile mill, canals, workers' housing, and more.
Lowell

McMullen Museum of Art

Permanent exhibits include Flemish tapestries, Italian paintings from the 16th to 19th centuries and 19th-century European and American paintings. Boston College.
Chestnut Hill
Newton

Minute Man National Historic Park

Where the American Revolution began. Old North Bridge in Concord, the Lexington Green and the line of march the Minutemen took to the battles.
Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln

MIT List Visual Arts Center

Contemporary art exhibitions at MIT.
Cambridge

MIT Museum

East Cambridge
Cambridge

Museum of Afro American History

Museum of Bad Art

Bad art in all its forms and all its glory. Dedham Community Theater (basement)
580 High St.
Dedham

Museum of Fine Arts

Fenway

Museum of Science

National Heritage Museum

"We focus on the rich diversity of American life across four centuries-how we as a people have worked and played, struggled and achieved. Our top-notch exhibitions cover a wide range of subjects, from neon signs, diners, and women entrepreneurs to American icons from George Washington to Elvis. Free admission and parking."
33 Marrett Rd. / Rte. 2A.
Lexington

New England Aquarium

Penguins, sharks, moray eels, jellyfish, seals and more in the aquarium, which features a giant circular tank surrounded by smaller exhibits.

Buy tickets in advance online.

New England Holocaust Memorial

All about the memorial near Quincy Market for the six million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis.

New England Quilt Museum

Regional showcase for antique, traditional and innovative quilts.
Lowell

Nichols House Museum

The Nichols House Museum offers a unique glimpse into late 19th and early 20th century domestic life on Boston's historic Beacon Hill. The four-story townhouse was built in 1804 during the early development of Beacon Hill. The original Federal design is attributed to Charles Bulfinch. The interiors are decorated with original furnishings of the Nichols' family. The museum offers an active schedule of lectures, events, and educational programs throughout the year.
Beacon Hill

Old South Meetinghouse

"No tax on tea! That was the decision on December 16, 1773, when 5,000 angry colonists gathered at the Old South Meeting House to protest a tax and started a revolution with the Boston Tea Party. Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston, and provided a stage for the drama of the American Revolution. African American poet Phillis Wheatley and statesman Benjamin Franklin were members of Old South's congregation. As a meeting place and a haven for free speech and assembly, Old South Meeting House has been in continuous use for over 250 years. Today you can visit this National Historic Landmark and experience events that shaped our country through the new multimedia exhibition, Voices of Protest."
Downtown Crossing
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Paul Revere House

Oldest house in Boston, once owned by you know who.

Peabody Essex Museum

Art and culture museum, with a special emphasis on maritime art and history.
Salem

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Harvard Square
Cambridge

Plimouth Plantation

See how the Pilgrims lived in this recreation of a Pilgrim settlement.
Plymouth

Rose Art Museum

Contemporary art on the Brandeis University campus.
Waltham

Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal Art

Philatelic museum maintaining a regular schedule of exhibitions and public programs.
Weston

Stonehurst, The Robert Treat Paine Estate

A historic house museum designed in the 19th century by Henry Hobson Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted.
Waltham

The Tory Trail

The Tory Trail consists of six museum sites joining together to promote history through the stories of Loyalist families, their neighbors, and their servants.
Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Weston, Cambridge, Marshfield, & Medford

U.S.S. Constitution Museum

Old Ironsides. The oldest commissioned naval vessel in the world.
Charlestown

Zoo New England

Runs the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and the Stone Zoo in Stoneham.


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