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“Beautiful Library” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library
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$35.00*
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 380 things to do in Boston
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: On the National Register of Historic Places, the library opened in 1852 as the first free, publicly-supported municipal library in America.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Beautiful Library”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

I am very happy I visited this library while in Boston and was very impressed. I loved the interior decoration which is inspired from Greco-roman history. On the day I was visiting there was a guided tour offered for free from the Library's personnel that was very informative and educational. I stayed longer after the tour and I enjoyed every little corner of it which had a little surprise for me.

Visited October 2012
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“1st Free Public Library in U.S.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Volunteers conduct 1.5 hr. tour of important areas with complete historic review on certain days and times...be sure to check this out....it's fascinating..soooo much history, you WILL be impressed, especially if you are interested in our country's history and those early years.

Visited December 2012
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“A gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Plan your visit when free guided tours explain the rich history of the architecture and art of the building. The restaurant is terrific too.

Visited November 2012
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“Very impressed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

It was worth visitng the library to see the beautiful structure. Ia lso made use of the periodical section. If you are in the vicinity, this is a must see. Not too far from the main shopping district too

Visited October 2012
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“One of best libraries anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Incredible collections, history, maps, books. Get lost in the place, many nooks to explore. New cafe. Often a great temporary exhibition.

Visited December 2012
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