Boston Museums

Something For Everyone

There are many fine Boston museums to choose from and I think that you will really be spoilt for choice as each has its own particular flavor and style. Some of Bostons museums are among the best in the US, if not the world, encompassing almost every field of endeavor.

In no particular order.

  • The Commonwealth Museum - The Museum of Massachusetts History.

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History - Is the public museum of three research museums at Harvard: The Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University Herbaria and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum.

  • Harvard University Art Museums - There are three museums that are incorporated into this one museum: The Fogg Museum, The Busch-Reisinger Museum and the Arthur M.Sackler Museum

  • Historic New England - The oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. Preserving everything to do with New England.

  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston - The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Is a tribute to one woman's passion to art and culture features some really exquisite pieces.

  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - The purpose of the museum is to advance the study and understanding of President Kennedy's life and career and the times in which he lived.

  • Mary Baker Eddy Library - The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides public access and context to original materials and educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy’s life, ideas, and achievements, including her Church.

  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides public access and context to original materials and educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy’s life, ideas, and achievements, including her Church.

  • Museum of Afro American History - The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.

  • Museum of Fine Arts - The Museum's ultimate aim is to encourage inquiry and to heighten public understanding and appreciation of the visual world.

  • MIT Museum - The MIT Museum invites you to explore invention, ideas, and innovation. Through interactive exhibitions, public programs, experimental projects and its renown collections

  • Museum of Science - The goal of the museum is to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society.

  • Nichols House Museum - The Nichols House Museum is open to the public as an historic house museum reflecting the domestic life of a typical family of Beacon Hill at the turn of the last century.

  • Old South Meeting House - The mission of the Old South Association is to preserve the Old South Meeting House and its history as inspiring symbols of free speech and democratic ideals; to sustain its tradition as an active community meeting place for the free exchange of ideas; and to provide a place where people can connect with issues of the past and today through programs and exhibits.

  • Old State House Museum - this building was the center of Boston ’s civic life in the 18th century and the scene of some of the most dramatic chapters in the lead-up to the American Revolution.

  • Paul Revere House - Visit the home of one of the most famous figures in American History, Paul Revere. See where he lived and relive his midnight ride.

  • Sports Museum - Preserves and showcase the distinctly rich sports history of New England-- and use that heritage to help build character in kids so that theycan make the right choices.

  • Trinity Church in the City of Boston - Trinity Church has been a vital part of Boston's skyline since its dedication in 1877.

  • USS Constitution Museum - The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voiceof USS CONSTITUTION, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting thestories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her.

While this list is not exhaustive it does have some of the major museums in the Boston and Cambridge area. You will not be disappointed when you take the time to visit some of the great Boston Museums.

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