Greater Boston & Cambridge

Massachusetts Attractions for the Greater Boston & Cambridge Region

RevolutionaryBoston at The Old State House

RevolutionaryBoston at The Old State House - Explore the Old State House and travel back in time to 1770 in Boston on the verge of the Revolutionary War. See historic rooms, exhibits, art and enjoy guided tours.

Museum of Science

Museum of Science - A museum dedicated to is to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society.

Skywalk Observatory

Skywalk Observatory - On the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower, enables visitors to discover all of Boston, from its founding to the present. It uses the panoramic views of the city as prompts to highlight people and sites, which make the city special. Twenty nine different exhibits present approximately 300 pieces of information that show what is behind the 360 degree view.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum - Dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world.

MIT Museum - Showcases the fascinating world of MIT, and inspires people of all ages about the possibilities and opportunities offered by science and technology.

Boston Children's Theater - For 75 years, the corporation now known as Boston Children's Theatre (BCT) has provided public services to the Boston Community. For the last 50 years, those activities have been devoted to children's theatre- 'Live Theatre for Children by Children .' BCT is one of the oldest children's theatrical organizations in the country.

Boston Harbor Cruises - Since 1926, Boston Harbor Cruises has been the city's premiere ticket to ride on Boston's extraordinary harbor. Cruises include whale watching, exclusive harbor island ferries, sightseeing cruises, private charters, special events and more.

Boston Tours - See all the important sites and attractions that make Boston such a great city. Experience the many highlights of Boston, Charlestown and Cambridge.

Harvard Art Museums - While teaching and learning through direct contact with original works of art is central to the museums' mission, the importance of the wider reach offered by technology cannot be overestimated.

Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Home to "Americas oldest car collection". For over 75 years, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum has been supporting the collector car community through a variety of educational programs, exhibits, and lectures.

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary - Experience life on a working New England farm, complete with pigs, horses, cows, and more. Take a hayride along the farmyard trail and enjoy the sights and sounds of farm animals (see baby animals seasonally).

Museum of World War II - 10,000 square feet of display area, is described by London's Imperial War Museum as "a...private collection containing the most comprehensive display of original World War II artifacts on exhibit anywhere in the world".

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology - Founded in 1866, the Peabody Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world devoted to anthropology and houses one of the most comprehensive records of human cultural history in the Western Hemisphere.

United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum - Home to the USS Salem, the world's only preserved Heavy Cruiser. Come see this and other incredible vessels.

Franklin Park Zoo - Children and adults alike can experience hundreds of exotic animal species from around the world right in the middle of Boston! Explore the wonders of a tropical rainforest, the Australian outback, or the African Savannah in one of these exhibit areas.

Old State House Museum - Within these walls, Samuel Adams, James Otis, John Hancock, and John Adams debated the future of the British colonies. The Declaration of Independence was proclaimed from the balcony.

Institute of Contemporary Art - The Institute strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.

Boston Children's Museum - Exists to help children understand and enjoy the world in which they live. The Museum is the second oldest in the nation. The museum features a variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits that are great for children ages 10 and under. Some of the most popular are Climbing the Walls, Arthur's World, Bubbles, and PlaySpace.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Harvard Museum of Natural History - Presenting the incomparable collections of these parent museums and the research of scientists across the University, it has a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it, sparking curiosity and a spirit of discovery in people of all ages.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - One of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses over 400,000 works of art. More than one million visitors each year experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.

New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium - The Aquarium's extensive collection includes the exotic and the familiar. More than 70 exhibits feature aquatic animals from as far away as India, the Amazon Rain Forest and Hawaii and as near as the Maine coast. And marine mammals make a big splash in daily presentations aboard Discovery, a unique floating pavilion.

Fenway Park - Visit the park where the Babe pitched, The Kid hit, Yaz dazzled and today's stars still thrill Red Sox Nation. Though generations have come and gone, Fenway Park remains, much like it did the day it opened on April 20, 1912.

Museum of African American History - Dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.

Duck Tours - Land and water tour aboard a huge World War II Duck (amphibious vehicle) tours last about 80 minutes.

Colonial Theatre - The oldest continuously operating theatre in New England. Today the Colonial continues to present the best Broadway shows and world premieres using 21st Century technology surrounded by 19th Century elegance.

Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre - As New England's largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, one-night engagements, international sporting events, and Broadway musicals.

Josia Quincy House - Built as a country estate in 1770, the Quincy House was originally surrounded by fields and pasture overlooking Quincy Bay. Its elegant architectural details, including a Chinese fretwork balustrade and classical portico.

Marino Lookout Farm - The oldest continuously working farm in the country; it was first deeded in the late 1600's. The farm is a popular, family-oriented apple-picking working farm, with animal attractions, train rides, stagecoach rides and more.

Museum of Bad Art - The pieces in the MOBA collection range from the work of talented artists that have gone awry to works of exuberant, although crude, execution by artists barely in control of the brush.

Carriage House Paper Museum - The first floor of the Carriage House is an active papermaking studio. Its main focus is on the technology of hand papermaking, emphasizing the making of paper for specific purposes, including paper as the basis of art forms.

Suffolk Downs‎ - When the Commonwealth of Massachusetts created the State Racing Commission in 1934 and legalized pari-mutuel wagering, the Eastern Racing Association wasted no time in constructing the state's first Thoroughbred racetrack, which it named Suffolk Downs.

U.S.S. Constitution Museum - Located in Charlestown, the U.S.S. Constitution was launched in 1797 and served in the Navy of the fledgling United States. Today, the Constitution remains the world's oldest fully commissioned warship afloat.

Stone Zoo - Features South American grasslands, North American plains an indoor aviary focused on conservation of wildlife and lots more.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Displays an art collection of world importance, including works that rank among the most significant of their type. The collection comprised of more than 2,500 objects.

Mapparium - This world-famous, three-story, painted-glass globe is one of the key attractions at the Mary Baker Eddy Library. Walk through the inside of this unique globe.

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