This museum features some wonderful artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries, including one of the lanterns that hung in the Old North Church to signal Paul Revere. They have a great collection of Colonial furniture that is very valuable as well as beautiful. They have completely recreated Ralph Waldo Emerson's study, which is a wonderful peek into the life of a great American philosopher. They also have traveling exhibits. There was a photography exhibit this summer that was very interesting. There is free parking, air conditioning, and helpful docents.