United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Colorado Forest Die Off - How Awful Is It? Should We Visit Elsewhere?
  2. 2 Northwest Car Trip
  3. 3 Trip Report Kauai - wow, just WOW!!!
  4. 4 Inexpensive NYC Meals 2.0
  5. 5 Springfield, IL to Louisville, KY best route
  6. 6 Trip Report Two Seniors Visit NOLA, Cajuns and MS, Leave Wiser
  7. 7 Maui Bed and Breakfast
  8. 8 NE Itinerary - Thoughts?
  9. 9 Northwest Passage
  10. 10 Fodor's Walt Disney World 2017 travel guide
  11. 11 What do you think of my Yellowstone itinerary - August 2017?
  12. 12 What type of hire car for Nat Parks in UT, AZ
  13. 13 ONLY 2 DAYS IN WILLIAMSBURG
  14. 14 North Rim, Page, Bryce & Zion Advice
  15. 15 Sonoma
  16. 16 Middle aged and overweight - can I hike
  17. 17 Fodor's Travel QA Test_20170428141326
  18. 18 Alaska cruise
  19. 19 Spur of the moment Chicago advice.
  20. 20 Family Colorado Road Trip
  21. 21 101 closure
  22. 22 Lowkey, waterfront, natural area for winter months--no high rises
  23. 23 Seattle and Vancouver/Victoria
  24. 24 Cruise to Alaska. Ports- Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria
  25. 25 fairfeld inn or Hampton inn
View next 25 » Back to the top

Off the Beaten Path in Boston and Beyond

Jump to last reply

I know most tourists in Boston want to see the typical sights, such as:

Duck Tour
Freedom Trail
Boston Common/Public Gardens
Harvard Sq
Museum of Fine Arts/Gardner Museum
Fenway
Museum of Science

I'm curious if anyone is interested in listing some off-the-beaten-path sites in Boston? Of course, I'm partly doing this for my own interests, but maybe some repeat visitors to Boston may want to know what else they can see?

Please share your hidden gems if you would.

I'll start with a few.

Historic Houses in Boston
Gibson House Museum "A victorian time capsule in Back Bay"
http://www.thegibsonhouse.org/index.asp

Nichols House Museum http://www.nicholshousemuseum.org/

Otis House Museum http://www.historicnewengland.org/visit/homes/otis.htm

Plenty of other historic houses in Greater Boston area and beyond, managed by Historic New England: http://www.historicnewengland.org/visit/homes/index.htm#MA

Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury http://www.shirleyeustishouse.org/index.html

Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain http://www.loring-greenough.org/


Historic Buildings
Boston Atheneum http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/general.html#intro

Boston Public Library http://www.bpl.org/central/tours.htm

Trinity Church http://www.trinitychurchboston.org/art/tours.php

Cemeteries
Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge http://www.mountauburn.org/

Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain http://www.foresthillstrust.org/about.html

33 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement