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Commonwealth Museum

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Hidden gem - small museum. Great history and you can do some research in the Archives too, then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Worth a short visit

This museum is close to JFK library- so plan to see it on same day They show a short film and have... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
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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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220 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125-3314
Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden gem - small museum. Great history and you can do some research in the Archives too, then visit the JFK Museum and stroll along the water. Enjoy lunch at UMass-Boston.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is close to JFK library- so plan to see it on same day They show a short film and have informative exhibits on Massachusetts history starting with the Bay Colony

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 1 June 2018

If you are in the neighborhood checking out the JFK museum swing over to this museum for a bit. Be sure to check out one of the original copies of the Declarations of Independence.

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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

Thank Jim B
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
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

2  Thank alioopsie
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

Thank katie b
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

Thank MicheleTrent
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
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.

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