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Commonwealth Museum

220 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125-3314
+1 617-727-2816
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Nice Find Near the JFK Museum

We stopped by here after our visit to the JFK Museum next door didn't take as long as anticipated... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Jim B
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Grapeview, Washington
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Free! It's nice if you're already going to the JFK Library and Museum

This museum is quite small, great for kids and interactive. Definitely a good complement to the JFK... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Daniella E
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Miami, Florida
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This library preserves historical and legal records of Massachusetts for its citizens. The museum offers formal exhibits showcasing its artifacts.
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  • Very good56%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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220 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125-3314
Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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+1 617-727-2816
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped by here after our visit to the JFK Museum next door didn't take as long as anticipated and were pleasantly surprised. This free museum has a lot of good information on the history of Massachusetts from the beginning of European settlement. Also included...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This museum is quite small, great for kids and interactive. Definitely a good complement to the JFK Library and Museum that is right across the street from it.

Thank Daniella E
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

We loved this museum! We went with my 2 boys and a few cousins, ages 6-16. This was the perfect historical museum to visit. The galleries were informative, totally interactive and kept the attention of the whole group! Highlights for us included the Salem Witch...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This Museum was fabulous! I took both my kids, one was probably on the young side, but even she enjoyed it! It was interesting, has a tremendous amount of unique and interactive exhibits, and most importantly really knowledgable passionate staff that know seemingly everything about...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful, free museum. It starts with a great video and then you are free to wander the museum. My favorite part was the giant Declaration of Independence I was able to sign. There were several of hands on exhibits for kids as...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This free museum is small, but very interesting. It is not worth a special trip, but if you are visiting the JFK Library and Museum, walk across the parking lot to see this gem. There are hands on exhibits which explore various aspects of Massachusetts...More

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful, free museum. It starts with a great video and then you are free to wander the museum. My favorite part was the giant Declaration of Independence I was able to sign.

Thank MicheleTrent
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

What a fun place! We enjoyed the interactive exhibits and the opportunity to see the original Massachusetts colony charter, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights. Stunning, really. We also had the opportunity to see the copper plate that was the the template for the...More

Thank Kgirl00
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very small museum, free admission/parking, highlight was seeing copies of original Constitution. Hands on activities for the kids. It took us just under 30 mins to complete exhibits. Nice to do after the JFK Presidential library/museum which is across the parking lot.

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It's a very interesting museum and my daughters liked its interaction, to be able to play questions and answers. The workers were also very helpful. Worth a 2-hours visit.

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