Museums in Boston

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  • 464merlot
    Seattle, WA48 contributions
    Great museum with some amazing works and a beautiful building. Easy to get to via public transport. Nice to have the cafeteria in the basement to skip the restaurant lines.
    Written January 15, 2023
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  • Revatron
    Kirkwall, UK444 contributions
    I remember this from a visit as a child and it was jsut as cool now. In a nice part of the city with other things to do in the area. I learned about the events on this visit, something which I didn't know about.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • PandyPandora
    Harpenden, UK852 contributions
    Located in Dorchester near the University of Massachusetts, this is a must for anyone interested in all things JFK. Parking is free. Outside and down the steps you will find his sailing boat Victura and a great view of the waterfront. The information about his life and career is interesting and there is a cafe and gift shop on site.
    Written January 27, 2023
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  • CRvinila
    San Francisco, CA1 contribution
    You never know what kind of hidden gems or famous masterpieces you'll stumble upon in this exhibit, since the art isn't labeled. But trust me, it's all worth checking out!
    Written January 11, 2023
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT1,911 contributions
    This memorial was very moving and thought-provoking. If you have the opportunity to visit at night, you will see the six towers illuminated and can see the steam rising up through the ground gratings which left a somber impact. Easy access but not so with parking.
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • Marilyn M
    Lincoln City, OR181 contributions
    This is a hands-on museum and our teenage granddaughter was greatly impressed. She learned so much and would have spent hours more, but we were short on time. We were there over an hour and experienced a great deal.
    Written January 9, 2023
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  • Pascal B
    Boston, MA2 contributions
    I recently visited the Museum of Science in Boston and it was a great experience. The exhibits were interactive and engaging, and I especially enjoyed the planetarium show. The museum is perfect for both kids and adults, and I found myself learning something new. Highly recommend visiting if you're in the area.
    Written January 13, 2023
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  • Ali68Kent
    United Kingdom106 contributions
    I loved this beautiful old building
    Very informative and interesting inside
    Well worth a visit if in Boston
    Written January 11, 2023
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  • Katie
    8 contributions
    Beautiful exhibit showcasing global connectivity. A tour guide leads your into the room where the stained glass globe is. A recording then plays telling you where to look on the globe. It is very calming. In total, the "tour" lasts about 15 minutes. I wouldn't plan my day around this, but if you are in the area it is definitely worth checking out.
    Written October 23, 2022
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  • cupcake554
    Blaina, UK79 contributions
    My Granddaughter absolutely loved this place , it is so much more than a museum, it's a museum, science centre and play centre all in one ,. It's set over 3 floors with , role play, water play and an amazing climbing frame made like a spider Web.
    There is a cafe but we didn't have time to go in and practically had to drag our Granddaughter out at closing time.
    It cost around $60 for 2 adults and 1 child .
    And is closed Monday and Tuesday.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • Lee L
    Valhalla, NY1,798 contributions
    This is one of the later sites on the Freedom Trail. It's only $5 or $6 to enter and it mainly walk thru yourselves. A couple of the rooms had docents in them telling how the house was like when the Revere's lived here. The House has changed a bit, but it is still where one of the Sons of Liberty lived.
    Written December 17, 2022
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  • Dragonz Fyre
    Brandenburg, KY49 contributions
    I found the historical printing demo fascinating. We all take for granted the availability of print material we have today. Back then in Colonial America it took a day or longer just to set type for 1 broadsheet. 🫣 learning about the linen/cotton paper they used, the use of the copper plate press and print presses, and seeing it all in action….I really have an even fonder appreciation for my collection of books at home. It’s very small space, but highly recommend a visit, especially since it’s directly next to the Old North Church.
    Written August 30, 2022
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  • Mikaela97
    Martin, SD18 contributions
    Erica gave us an amazing tour of the church, crypt and the bell tower. Highly recommended. She answered questions we threw at her with out hesitation.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • Julie K
    Cambridge, MA44 contributions
    there are timed tours which are limited in the number of people that can attend so sign up early. This is such a wonderful space with great views out of the windows and art and many many wonderful things - like antique grandfather clocks! the tour guide was stupendous with wonderful stories and time for everyone's questions. DO IT!
    Written August 31, 2022
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  • pearlbensur
    Boston17 contributions
    I know that politics may sound dry at the outset, but honestly, this was such a refreshing, hands on way to learn about and experience how the Senate works. The museum is a wonderful and fitting tribute to Ed Kennedy, but beyond that it is a way to engage the public - student or adult - into the inner workings of the Senate and the House of Representatives, how a bill is passed and a room depicting the Senator's office. There is a very cool replica room of the US Senate, where you can sit in senators' seats and participate in a discussion similar to one that could take place in the Senate. It is all about how our democracy works, and has something for everyone. It was quiet when we were there and we got a nice amount of attention from the staff there. There is free parking, spacious hallways and exhibits and a small cafe as well. Go!
    Written January 7, 2020
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