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Nice, Quick Visit for a lot of Information

Great selection of maps and materials that supposedly change every so often. Will definitely have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patrick M
Boston, Massachusetts
Map Heaven for History Buffs

Don't be fooled by the small size and location inside the Boston Public Library. This map center is... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 weeks ago
“Nice, Quick Visit for a lot of Information”
2 Apr 2017
“Map Heaven for History Buffs”
The Leventhal Map Center is located on the first floor of the Boston Public Library's historic McKim Building in Copley Square. It includes an exhibition gallery featuring changing thematic exhibitions, a public learning center with research books...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
700 Boylston St, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA 02116-2813
Back Bay
+1 617-859-2387
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great selection of maps and materials that supposedly change every so often. Will definitely have to come back to sample new themes of maps as this most recent themes had waterways and distorted perception for example. I am sure that there are more maps in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Don't be fooled by the small size and location inside the Boston Public Library. This map center is a history buff's dream, a collection of antique maps that reflect how our perception of the world has changed over many centuries. I could have easily spent...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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LeventhalMap, Education and Outreach Coordinator at Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to the Leventhal Map Center. We hope you'll return and check out our next exhibition next time you're in town!

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