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  • 1. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This lively museum offers an interactive look at the past in a place as close as possible to the actual spot where the Boston Tea Party took...Read More

  • 2. Children's Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The country's second-oldest children's museum has always been ahead of the curve with creative hands-on exhibits, cultural diversity, and problem...Read More

  • 3. Harvard Art Museums

    Harvard Square | Museum/Gallery

    In late 2014, the combined collections of the Busch-Reisinger, Fogg, and Arthur M. Sackler museums were united under one glorious, mostly glass...Read More

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  • 4. Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Harvard Square | Museum/Gallery

    The Harvard Museum of Natural History (which exhibits specimens from the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University Herbaria, and the...Read More

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  • 5. Institute of Contemporary Art

    Waterfront | Museum/Gallery

    Housed in a breathtaking cantilevered edifice that juts out over the Boston waterfront, the ICA moved to this site in 2006 as part of a massive...Read More

  • 6. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    The Fenway | Museum/Gallery

    A spirited society woman, Isabella Stewart came in 1860 from New York to marry John Lowell Gardner, one of Boston's leading citizens. "Mrs....Read More

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  • 7. John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

    Dorchester | Museum/Gallery

    The library-museum is both a center for serious scholarship and a focus for Boston's nostalgia for her native son. The stark, white, prowlike...Read More

  • 8. Museum of Fine Arts

    The Fenway | Museum/Gallery

    Count on staying awhile if you have any hope of seeing what's here. Eclecticism and thoroughness, often an incompatible pair, have coexisted...Read More

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  • 9. Museum of Science

    Old West End | Educational Institution

    With 15-foot lightning bolts in the Theater of Electricity and a 20-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex model, this is just the place to ignite any...Read More

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  • 10. Old State House

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This colonial-era landmark has one of the most recognizable facades in Boston, with its State Street gable adorned by a brightly gilded lion...Read More

  • 11. USS Constitution Museum

    Charlestown | Museum/Gallery

    Artifacts pertaining to the USS Constitution are on display—firearms, logs, and instruments. One section takes you step by step through the...Read More

  • 12. Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    Harvard Square | Educational Institution

    This gravity-defying mass of concrete and glass, built in 1963, is the only building in North America designed by the French architect Le Corbusier...Read More

  • 13. Harrison Gray Otis House

    Old West End | House/Mansion/Villa

    If the name sounds familiar, it's because a Beacon Hill home bears the same name. This is the first of three houses built for Harrison Gray...Read More

  • 14. Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

    Harvard Square | House/Mansion/Villa

    Now headquarters of the Cambridge Historical Society, this is one of two Tory-era homes on Brattle Street fully open to the public. The Emerson...Read More

  • 15. John F. Kennedy National Historic Site

    Museum/Gallery

    This was the home of the 35th president from his birth on May 29, 1917, until 1921, when the family moved to nearby Naples and Abbottsford streets...Read More

  • 16. List Visual Arts Center

    Kendall Square | Museum/Gallery

    Founded by Albert and Vera List, pioneer collectors of modern art, this MIT center has three galleries showcasing exhibitions of cutting-edge...Read More

  • 17. MIT Museum

    Kendall Square | Museum/Gallery

    A place where art, science, and technology meet, the MIT Museum boasts the world's largest collection of holograms, though young kids may prefer...Read More

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  • 18. Museum of African American History

    Beacon Hill | Museum/Gallery

    Ever since runaway slave Crispus Attucks became one of the famous victims of the Boston Massacre of 1770, the African American community of...Read More

  • 19. Old South Meeting House

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This is the second-oldest church building in Boston, and were it not for Longfellow's celebration of the Old North in "Paul Revere's Ride,"...Read More

  • 20. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

    Harvard Square | Museum/Gallery

    With one of the world's outstanding anthropological collections, the Peabody focuses on Native American and Central and South American cultures...Read More

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