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John F. Kennedy Library and Museum; credit JFK Library

 

BOSTON ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS


Boston, MA

Old State House
DESCRIPTION: Charles Bulfinch's structure is arguably one of the greatest works of classical architecture in America and one of the earliest seats of government in America; it features a mixture of Georgian and Federal design with Corinthian columns on the portico; the golden dome is sheathed in copper from the foundry of Paul Revere; managed by the Boston Historical Society, it has also featured African Americans involved with the American Revolution

ADMISSION: Adults $5, age 62+ $4, students with ID $4, ages 6-18 $1 
DAYS & HOURS: daily 9a-5p with longer hours in summer

ADDRESS: 206 Washington Street  MAP

PARKING: nearby garages
TRANSIT: Blue Line and Orange Line at State Street Station next door
PHONE: 617-727-3676

WEBSITE: http://www.bostonhistory.org

Museum of Fine Arts
DESCRIPTION: From its first location in Copley Square through today, the MFA has undertaken a series of renovation, move and expansion projects; this encyclopedic museum is home to exhibits from all periods of history and cultures, includes Wood carvings, terracotta, and metalwork in galleries for the Asia, Oceania, Africa, Europe the Americas, the Ancient WorldWestern and Central Africa; it is now considered one of the top art museums in the world

ADMISSION: Adults $25, age 62+ and students with ID $23, ages 7-17 $9.50
DAYS & HOURS:
Sat-Tue 10a-4:45p,
 Wed-Fri 10a-9:45p

ADDRESS: 465 Huntington Ave  MAP

PARKING: on premises, but limited so take transit or a taxi
TRANSIT: Green Line at
Museum of Fine Arts Station

PHONE: 617-267-9300

WEBSITE: http://www.mfa.org

Institute of Contemporary Art

DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1936 and the first American museum for contemporary art; established a reputation for identifying important new contemporary artists in all media; In 1999, the city of Boston selected the ICA as the recipient of a waterfront site for a new museum that would be the cultural cornerstone of the Fan Pier redevelopmen; today the new 65,000-square-foot building with column-free galleries, moveable walls, 15 1/2-foot ceilings can really flex its wings as a pacesetter presenting visual, film, video, performance and literature arts

ADMISSION: $12 adults, $10 students and seniors

DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Wed 10a-5p, Thu-Fri 10a-9p, 
Sat-Sun 10a-5p

ADDRESS: 100 Northern Avenue  MAP

PARKING: on premises, but limited so take transit or a taxi
TRANSIT: n.a.

PHONE: 617-266-5152

WEBSITE: http://www.icaboston.org

John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

DESCRIPTION: On a ten-acre park overlooking Boston Harbor, it is the nation’s official memorial dedicated to our nation's 35th president and to all those who through the art of politics ,seek a new and better world; the location is special because it is located on a ten-acre park, overlooking Dorchester Bay that JFK loved and the city that launched him to greatness; enables visitors to experience the life and legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy our 35th President in 25 exhibits, three theaters, educational programs and tons of research material

ADMISSION: Adults $10, age 62+ and Students with ID $8, ages 13-17 $7, ages 12 and under are Free

DAYS & HOURS: daily 9a-5p

ADDRESS: Columbia Point  MAP

PARKING: on premises, but limited so take transit or a taxi
TRANSIT: Catch the Red Line to JFK/U. of Massachusetts Station, then walk the equivalent of 6 blocks east to the JFK Library

PHONE: 617-514-1600

WEBSITE: http://www.jfklibrary.org

Charlestown, MA

 

Bunker Hill Museum
DESCRIPTION: on 17 June 1775, Bunker Hill hosted one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War between American colonists and the British; completed in 2007, the museum houses all new exhibits on the Battle of Bunker Hill, the building of the Monument and the history of Charlestown.

ADMISSION: free

DAYS & HOURS: 9a-5p

ADDRESS: 43 Monument Square  MAP

PARKING: on street

TRANSIT: n.a.

PHONE: 617-242-564

WEBSITE: http://www.nps.gov/bost/historyculture/bhmuseum.htm

USS Constitution Battleship
DESCRIPTION: Visitors get a glimpse into Boston’s Naval history from 1800 until 1974; includes a museum covering the world’s surviving oldest war ship, the USS Constitution nicknamed "Old Ironsides"

ADMISSION: by donation

DAYS & HOURS: Apr 15–Oct 31 9a-6p, Nov 1–Apr 14 10a-5p

ADDRESS: Pier 1 in Charlestown Navy Yard  MAP

PARKING: on street

TRANSIT: n.a.

PHONE: 617-242-5692

WEBSITE: http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org

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