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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Newton
Category: Water sports
Owner description: Nahanton Park consists of 57 acres of forests, meadows, and gardens along the Charles River. From our dock, canoeists and... more » Owner description: Nahanton Park consists of 57 acres of forests, meadows, and gardens along the Charles River. From our dock, canoeists and kayakers can enjoy more than 12 miles of uninterrupted flatwater, from Silk Mill Dam at Upper Falls to Dedham Ave in Needham. A significant portion of the river's shore along this section of river is parkland, including Cutler Park and Millennium Park, and most of the riverbank is forest and marsh.Our Nahanton Park location, off Nahanton St./Kendrick St. on the Newton/Needham town line, offers hourly canoe and kayak rentals, picnic tables, an indoor function room, and playing fields. Learn more about our Nahanton Park Location in Newton.To best see this outstanding stretch of river, try one of our Shuttled River Trips and spend the morning or the whole day floating down the Charles! « less
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Newton
Category: Spas
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Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Newton
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Newton
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Geologic Formations; Reservations; Bodies of Water
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Newton
Category: History Museums
Owner description: The JACKSON HOMESTEAD AND MUSEUM is a regional center for exploration of the Underground Railroad and one of the first sites... more » Owner description: The JACKSON HOMESTEAD AND MUSEUM is a regional center for exploration of the Underground Railroad and one of the first sites recognized by the National Park Service’s Underground Network to Freedom. Home of Newton’s historical society and archives, the museum presents permanent and changing exhibits about the abolition movement, and a broad variety of historical topics. Built in 1809, the Homestead was the home of the Jackson family, who lived and worked in Newton for generations. « less
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Newton
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Category: Libraries; Educational Sites
Owner description: The National Center for Death Education (NCDE) is an educational center dedicated to promoting knowledge and understanding in... more » Owner description: The National Center for Death Education (NCDE) is an educational center dedicated to promoting knowledge and understanding in the field of Thanatology. « less
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Category: Libraries
This Boston College library houses the University's rare books, special collections and archives.
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Owner description: Conveniently located just outside Boston and easily accessible by public transportation, Longyear Museum offers exhibits,... more » Owner description: Conveniently located just outside Boston and easily accessible by public transportation, Longyear Museum offers exhibits, publications, and programs on the life of one of America's most noted women, Mary Baker Eddy. Mrs. Eddy discovered Christian Science in 1866 and spent over 40 years making her discovery known through healing, writing, and teaching. The Museum has three main exhibits and a Library and Store. Free admission. Free on-site parking. Wheelchair accessible. Eight houses where Mrs. Eddy lived are owned by Longyear. For details on touring these houses in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, please call the Museum. « less
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Owner description: Tour Mary Baker Eddy's last home, a large stone building originally built for a Boston family in the 1880s. When Mrs. Eddy... more » Owner description: Tour Mary Baker Eddy's last home, a large stone building originally built for a Boston family in the 1880s. When Mrs. Eddy purchased the home, she had it significantly renovated, adding a large addition to accommodate the needs of her growing staff. By the time she moved here, she was the recognized leader of a worldwide religious movement. She occupied a modest suite on the second floor, while most of the house served as executive headquarters for her to carry forward her work for the Christian Science movement. During her three years' residence here, she founded the international newspaper, "The Christian Science Monitor," still published today. She also made final revisions to her major work, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Guided tours year-round on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 48-Hour advance reservation required. $8 Suggested donation, children under 12 free. « less
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Category: Bodies of Water
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Category: Specialty Shops
Owner description: The Silver Woman - eye-catching assortment of beautiful earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and dazzling hand-made, one-of-a-kind... more » Owner description: The Silver Woman - eye-catching assortment of beautiful earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and dazzling hand-made, one-of-a-kind treasures. « less
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Owner description: Built to be a home in 1734 and renovated to be a museum by Historic Newton in 2012. Over the past three centuries, three... more » Owner description: Built to be a home in 1734 and renovated to be a museum by Historic Newton in 2012. Over the past three centuries, three families lived at the Newton house which now tells their stories, and of the land they shaped, and of the many contributions they made to their community. Also experience the new Family Learning Center with interactive exhibits for all ages and the historic outdoor gardens. « less
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