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I honestly didn’t have high expectations before visiting but absolutely loved the tour I took and highly recommend it. The tour on Saturdays at 11 is only $2 (in addition to admission) and was very informative and entertaining. You’ll want to reserve your spots on...More
If your favorite part of Beauty and the Beast is that kickass library, then you’ll be enchanted by this hidden gem in the heart of Boston. Four reading rooms, each two stories, stacked with old volumes and complete with ladders for accessing the upper shelves....More
Reeling from the barrage of words from the driver on the Old Town Trolley Tour, we escaped into this wonderful calm space in the heart of the city. Admission is $10, which seemed fine to us; you are required to put your bags into a...More
We visited several years ago and found the collection to be amazing. As others have noted, this is a private library. So if you visit, it's best to put on your best - think old school - library manners!
Up above the Granary Burying Ground and behind the red doors is an absolute gem of history, art, and knowledge. Registered for the tour way ahead (they fill up quickly), they now charge a small fee to attend. There are lockers right inside for your...More
Understand that they are a private club but as members of a national association, we have access to the art collection. The web site offers hours but when you arrive, the collection is closed....and I can see it immediately to my left. They are not...More
Open only occasionally to the public, this private library is magnificent! Take the stairs to the 5th floor and work your way down. You’ll find Washington’s private encyclopedias, a vast collection of (very) old and new books, quiet sitting areas, a great art collection, and...More
I stumbled across this Boston library by accident and went in because it is the oldest library in the U.S. It may be a members only library but visitors can walk around and look at some of the books and art (paintings and sculpture). You...More
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.