You’ll have no trouble keeping both sides of your brain happy in Beantown. From parks, to markets, to museums and more, you’re sure to find plenty to do—in the Boston of old and the Boston of new.



Sightseeing/Family Fun:

-Museum of Fine Arts
-Fogg Museum of Art
-Isabella Stuart Gardener Museum
-Trinity Church
-Mount Auburn Cemetery

-Harvard Museum of Natural History
-Center for the History of Medicine
-Museum of Science
-MIT Museum
-New England Aquarium

-Boston Public Gardens
-The Freedom Trail
-Faneuil Hall Marketplace
-Boston Harbor Cruises
-U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides)
-Fenway Park

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)
Boston's oldest, largest, and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections, and early American art.

Fogg Art Museum
As Harvard's oldest art museum, the Fogg galleries illustrate the history of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present, highlighting Italian early Renaissance, British pre-Raphaelite, and 19th-century French art.

Isabella Stuart Gardener Museum
Amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, a Venetian palace awaits you. Gardner's home is now a museum displaying her eclectic collection of European, American, and Asian art. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through a spectacular skylit courtyard filled with plants and flowers.

Trinity Church
A masterpiece of American architecture, Trinity Church is hard to miss—even among its more modern neighbors in Copley Square—the skyscraping Hancock Tower and the neo-classical Boston Public Library. The church heralded the signature "Richardsonian Romanesque" style of its celebrated designer (Henry Hobson Richardson), presenting a bold, fresh new face of ecclesiastical architecture in America.

Mount Auburn Cemetery
One of the most beautiful and historic landscapes in the country, Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises over 175 acres of hills, ponds, and woodlands. Complementing the natural surroundings and horticultural landscaping is the mid- to late-19th century architecture and a diverse collection of monuments and sculpture from the 19th–21st centuries.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Gaze in awe at the famed Blaschka glass flowers—so delicate and lifelike you simply have to ask yourself, “Are they really made of glass?” Over 830 plant species are represented in the museum’s collection of over 3000 models.

Center for the History of Medicine
Formerly the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, the Center for the History of Medicine is one of the largest medical history resources in the world. Featured is the Warren Anatomical Museum, whose present collection contains approximately 15,000 items, ranging from anatomical and pathological specimens to various medical memorabilia, including the well-known skull of Phineas Gage.

The Mary Baker Eddy Library: Mapparium
The world-famous, three-story glass globe is one of Boston's most popular tourist attractions. Cross the thirty-foot glass bridge that spans the Mapparium to find yourself in the middle of the world.

Museum of Science (MoS)
You can't help but learn something new about science and technology at MoS. This hands-on museum has something exciting for everyone: touch a lizard, watch chickens hatching, see lightning being created, and enjoy hundreds of other exhibits.

MIT Museum
Artificial Intelligence, the country’s largest display of Arthur Ganson’s gestural sculptures, and the cutting edge Emerging Technologies Gallery are just a few of the engaging and entertaining, not to mention educational exhibits at the MIT Museum. Bursting with creative energy, the museum brings the school’s world-renowned research and rule-bending spirit to life.

New England Aquarium
One of the first modern public aquariums, the New England Aquarium is a world-renowned institution for innovative exhibits, conservation programs, and research. Explore the diversity and beauty of aquatic life and habitats through the aquarium’s engaging exhibits.

Boston Public Gardens
As America’s first public garden, this Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. When you’re there, be sure to stop by and say hello to mamma duck and her little ones (“Make Way for Ducklings”).

Freedom Trail
The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of Revolutionary War sites, starting at the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and ending at the famed Bunker Hill Monument.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Follow the cobblestone streets in downtown Boston to find yourself at Faneuil (fan-yuul) Hall. A stone’s throw away from the harbor, this pedestrian-only complex features novelty carts, street performers, food stands, and a host of eateries, bringing new life to this historic meeting place.

Boston Harbor Cruises
Put on your sea legs—whether you’re on a narrated sightseeing cruise or whale watching, a ferry trip out into Boston harbor is not to be missed. A variety of cruise themes are available.

U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides)
Undefeated in battle, the U.S.S. Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy. Old Ironsides earned its famous nickname with its legendary ability to repel any shot fired at it.

Fenway Park
Home field to the Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway Park has become a legend in and of itself. Take a tour and learn about the “Green Monster,” “Pesky’s Pole,” and Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21…the red seat.




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