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Boston Garden Tours & History Center
150 Causeway Street, North Station Concourse
Boston 02114 (617) 557-1255
Boston's Newest Attraction! Come see the historic arena that the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics call home. Become a part of history! For more information call 557-1255. Also visit the newest addition to the Boston Garden Tour Center, the Upper Deck Authenticated Outlet.
Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum
Congress Street Bridge
Boston 02210 (617) 338-1773
History comes alive aboard the Boston Tea Party Ship. Participate in our Reenactment presentation with Paul Revere & Sam Savage, throw tea chests over board. Engage in discussions with Colonial Costumed Guides. Tax free tea served. Hours: Spring/Fall 9-5, Summer 9-6, closed Dec 1-Mar 1. Children Under 5 Free.
The Bostonian Society - Old State House
206 Washington Street
Boston 02109 (617) 720-3290
Boston's history museum features exhibits on the American Revolution, the Old State House and other aspects of the city's heritage. Open daily 9:30am-5pm. The Society's reference library at 15 State Street is open Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm.
Bunker Hill Pavilion
55 Constitution Road
Charlestown 02129 (617) 241-7575
In a specially built theatre, the Battle of Bunker Hill is recreated through sight, sounds and theatrical effects. Group discounts available. Hours: April-May 9:30-4, June-August 9:30-5, Sept-Nov. 9:30-4.
300 Congress Street
Boston 02210 (617) 426-8855
World famous interactive exhibits encourage imagination, curiosity, questioning and fun for the whole family! Hours: 10am-5pm, Fri until 9pm, closed Mondays Sept-June except Boston school vacations and holidays. Children under one are always Free.
The Commonwealth Museum
220 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston 02125 (617) 727-9150
Explore the People, Places and Politics of Mass. Interact with exhibits which focus on historic and contemporary issues; they appeal to visitors of all ages. Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Sat. 9am-3:30pm. Admission is free to all.
The Computer Museum
300 Congress Street, Museum Wharf
Boston 02210 (617) 426-2800; (800) 370-CHIP
Set aside your expectations of a traditional museum and come discover the only museum devoted to people and computers. With our more than 125 interactive computer exhibits we guarantee you'll have more fun than humanly possible! Sept-May: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; June-August: open daily 10am-6pm.
The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Massachusetts Avenue at Huntington Avenue, 175 Huntington Avenue
Boston 02115 (617) 450-3790
Tour The Mother Church, and in the Christian Science Publishing Society where The Christian Science Monitor is published, see the 30-foot stained glass Mapparium, and nondenominational Bible Exhibit. Free.
The Institute of Contemporary Art
955 Boylston Street
Boston 02115 (617) 266-5152
An internationally renowned center for contemporary art and culture. Exhibitions feature works by emerging artists and major figures such as Cindy Sherman and William Wegman. Conveniently located opposite the Hynes Convention Center, one block from Newbury Street. Open Wed./Thurs. 12-9, Fri./Sat./Sun. 12-5; free Thurs. 5-9pm; $5 general, $3 students, $2 seniors and children under 16.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway, Mailing address: 2 Palace Road
Boston 02115 (617) 566-1401
Museum built 1900-1903 in style of 15th c. Italian palace to house Mrs. Gardner's extensive art collection. Interior flowering courtyard and outdoor gardens. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5.
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
Boston 02125 (617) 929-4523
Nation's memorial to the 35th President. The New Museum features the life, leadership and legacy of President Kennedy through 25 new exhibits, 3 theaters and 20 video presentations. Open daily 9-5.
John Hancock Observatory
200 Clarendon Street
Boston 02116 (617) 247-1977
For a bird's eye view of Boston and its metropolitan area, start off your visit at the top of the John Hancock Observatory, Boston's tallest building at 60 floors. Located in Copley Square at Trinity Place. Hours are Mon-Sat, 9am-11pm, Sun noon-11pm.
Longyear Museum and Historical Society
120 Seaver Street
Brookline 02146-5797 (617) 277-8943
An independent historical museum open since 1937; contains exhibits and archival/library materials that allow the visitor to explore the history of Mary Baker Eddy. Open Tue-Sat 10-4:15; Sun 1-4:15; closed February.
Museum of African American History/African Meeting House
46 Joy Street
The Museum of African American History is a non-profit educational institution founded to study the social history of New England's African American communities and to promote an awareness of that history by means of educational programs, publications, exhibits, and special events. Open daily 10-4. Meeting House free/Gallery admission: donations accepted.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston 02115 (617) 267-9300
The comprehensive collections offer a survey of the world's finest art. Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-4:45pm; Wed 10am-9:45pm; Thurs & Fri West Wing only 5pm-9:45pm. Closed Monday.
Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
300 Walnut Avenue
Roxbury 02119 (617) 442-8614
An art museum dedicated to the promotion, exhibition, collection and criticism of black visual arts heritage worldwide. Programs in five areas: exhibitions, collections and conservation, publications, research and education. Open October-May, Tues-Sun 1-5. June-Sept, Tues-Sun 1-6pm.
Museum of Transportation
15 Newton Street
Brookline 02146 (617) 522-6547
A cultural and educational institution dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of the automobile.
New England Spring Flower Show
Bayside Expo Center, Exit 15 off 93
Boston 02125 (617) 536-9280
March 5-13, 1994. Third largest Flower Show in the world, this nine day exposition features more than 60 fully landscaped spring gardens in peak bloom.
Old South Church
645 Boylston Street
Boston 02116 (617) 536-1970
Old South Church is a large urban church (on the historic register) centrally located at Boylston and Dartmouth.
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street
Corner of Washington & Milk Streets, on the Freedom Trail near Downtown Crossing
Boston 02108 (617) 482-6439
Hear and see Boston's past through a permanent multimedia exhibit at the historic site where the Boston Tea Party started. Daily 9:30-5 April-October; 10-4 Mon-Fri & weekends 10-5, November - March. Modest admission with discounts for seniors, students, children & AAA.
The Paul Revere House
19 North Square
Boston 02113 (617) 523-2338
Located in Boston's historic North End on the Freedom Trail. Restored home, exhibits, gardens, gift shop. Open year-round. Parking is limited, a short walk from area lots.
Prudential Skywalk Observation Deck
Prudential Tower Building
Boston 02199 (617) 236-3318 or 236-3744
The Prudential Skywalk Observation Deck offering the only 360 degree view of Boston and beyond from over 700 feet up. Open Mon-Sat 10-10, Sunday 12-10pm.
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Harrison Gray Otis House
141 Cambridge Street
Boston 02114 (617) 227-3956
Proprietors of 33 house museums in 5 New England states, with headquarters at Otis House designed by Charles Bulfinch, 1796. Tues-Fri, 12-5, and Sat 10-5. Tours on the hour, last tour at 4.
Thompson Island Outward Bound
Boston Harbor, P.O. Box 127
Boston 02127 (617) 328-3900
Beautiful private harbor island, located thirty minutes from downtown Boston. Available for corporate functions including clambakes, picnics & barbecues, weddings and special events. Full-service package includes boat transportation, gourmet meals, beverage package and all on-island coordination.
USS Constitution Museum
P.O. Box 1812, Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston 02129 (617) 426-1812
New hands-on exhibits and theater to open Spring of '94. The history and adventures of America's greatest fighting ship come alive. Be a sailor aboard "Old Ironsides," fire a cannon, hoist a sail, swing in a hammock, navigate and turn a ship's wheel. Open daily.
Cranberry World Visitors Center
225 Water Street
Plymouth 02360 (508) 747-2350
Contains exhibits tracing the history, cultivation, and uses of the cranberry from colonial times to the present. Daily cooking demonstrations. Free samples. Free. Open daily 9:30am-5pm, May 1-December 1.
Foxwoods High Stakes Bingo & Casino
P.O. Box 410
Ledyard, CT 06339 (203) 885-3000; (800) PLAY-BIG
Largest casino/bingo complex in New England states. Located in the Mystic Coast area, less than 2 hours from Boston.
Franklin Park Zoo/Commonwealth Zoological Corporation
Dorchester 02121 (617) 442-2002
A 72 acre zoological park, which includes an African Tropical Forest, hooves and horns, birds world, children zoo, educational and volunteer programs.
Gore Place Society
52 Gore Street
Waltham 02154 (617) 894-2798
Gore Place, New England's largest 1805 Federal period mansion, featuring 22 furnished rooms located on 45 acres of lawns, gardens, woodlands, with a flock of sheep. Grounds open daily. Mansion tours Apr.15-Nov.15, Tues.-Sat.10-5, Sun. 2-5.
Heritage Plantation of Sandwich
Pine & Grove Street, P.O. Box 566
Sandwich 02563 (508) 888-33004
Americana museum and gardens. Military museum, antiques, museum store and carousel cafe.
J & J Promotions Outdoor Antiques & Collectibles Shows
P.O. Box 385, Rt 20
Brimfield 01010 (413) 245-3436
Outdoor antique show featuring 600 to 800 exhibitors from the US and Canada.
Massachusetts Audubon Society
208 South Great Road
Lincoln 01773 (978) 259-9500; (800) AUDUBON (283-8266)
Massachusetts Audubon protects over 22,000 acres of land in Massachusetts. Eighteen sanctuaries, from the Berkshires to Cape Cod, are devoted to nature interpretation and passive recreation. They offer thousands of programs and are open year round. Call for brochure.
Mystic Valley Railway Society, Inc.
120 Beaver Street, P.O. Box 486
Hyde Park 02136-0486 (617) 893-6756; (800) 375-6420
Provide train excursions to locations in New England with special themes like fall foliage trips, maple sugar farms, Christmas shopper, seashore, etc.
Newport Mansions - The Preservation Society of Newport County
Newport, RI 02840 (401) 847-1000
Located 1 1/2 hours south of Boston, three centuries of American architecture and decorative arts can be found by visiting the Society's eight historic houses; The Breakers (1895), Marble House (1892), Rosecliff (1902), The Elms (1901), Chateau-sur-Mer (1852), Kingscote (1840), Hunter House (1747), Green Animals Topiary Gardens (1852). Guided Tours. Individual & Group Admissions. All houses open daily May-Sept., limited openings Oct.-Mar.
Old Sturbridge Village
One Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge 01566 (978) 347-3362; Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) number, (508) 347-5383;
Living history museum located on 200 acres with over 40 exhibit buildings. Costumed interpreters carry-out daily life in this recreation of a rural New England community of the 1830s. Open daily, 9am-5pm, April-October, and Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, November-March. Closed Christmas and New Years Day.
The Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square
Salem 01970 (978) 745-9500
Museum complex in the center of historic Salem encompasses world-class collections of Maritime Art & History, Asian Export Art, American Architecture & Decorative Arts, and collections from around the globe including Pacific, Asian, Native American, and Indian art and artifacts.
Plymoth Plantation including Mayflower II
Box 1620, Route 3A
Plymouth 02362 (508) 746-1622; (800) 2-MAYFLOWER
Living history museum. Main exhibits include 1627 Pilgrim Village, Mayflower II, Indian homesite, and craft center. Open 7 days 9-5, April-November with extended summer hours. General Admission (includes Mayflower II, 1627 Pilgrim Village, Wampanog Indian Homesite and Carriage House Crafts Center).
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
174 Derby Street
Salem 01970 (978) 745-1470
Historic structures and wharves from Salem's Golden Age of Sail. Operated by the National Park Service. Ranger Guided tours. Open daily 9am-5pm. Free. 9 acres.
Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Square North, Route 1A
Salem 01970 (978) 744-1692; (800) 544-1692
The Salem Witch Museum is a multi-sensory presentation recreating the witch hysteria of 1692. Translations available in French, Japanese, German, Spanish and Italian. Hours: 10am-5pm; July & Aug. 10am-7pm.
Seashore Trolley Museum
P.O. Box A (195 Log Cabin Road)
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 (207) 967-2712
One hour north of Boston. Largest collection of electric trolleys in the world. Excursion rides daily on authentically restored cars. Exhibits. Open May-November (207) 967-2800.
Or if you prefer the more old-fashioned way of getting the weather, get to some place where you can see the old Hancock Building in the Back Bay (it's the squat building next to the newer, glass one) and use the lights in the tower to get a three-hour forecast. Here's the rhyme (which almost nobody can remember) to decipher the lights:
Steady blue, clear view. Flashing blue, clouds due. Steady red, rain ahead. Flashing red, snow instead (Except in summer, when flashing red means the Sox game has been rained out).
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