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The Leventhal Map Center is located on the first floor of the Boston Public Library's historic McKim Building in Copley Square. It includes an exhibition gallery featuring changing thematic exhibitions, a public learning center with research books...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
700 Boylston St, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA 02116-2813
Great selection of maps and materials that supposedly change every so often. Will definitely have to come back to sample new themes of maps as this most recent themes had waterways and distorted perception for example. I am sure that there are more maps in...More
Don't be fooled by the small size and location inside the Boston Public Library. This map center is a history buff's dream, a collection of antique maps that reflect how our perception of the world has changed over many centuries.
I could have easily spent...More
Date of experience: March 2017
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LeventhalMap, Education and Outreach Coordinator at Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to the Leventhal Map Center. We hope you'll return and check out our next exhibition next time you're in town!
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Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.