Museums / Monuments

Museums, monuments and attractions in Boston

Explore the best attractions and activities in Boston with a location that puts you minutes from Faneuil Hall, the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) and more. With so many top activities and attractions just outside our doors, you’ll find a wealth of fun things to do at your fingertips.

 

  • Children's Museum – This interactive museum focuses on art, culture and science to inspire kids. Develop your child's love of science in Zoon Zone. Foster your budding artist’s creativity in the "no wrong way" art center. Exercise the body and the mind at New Balance Climb and go sailing on Boats Afloat.
  • Freedom Trail – Step back in time as you walk the Freedom Trail. The 2.5-mile path begins at Boston Common and ends at the Bunker Hill Monument, following Boston’s  legendary historic sites. Group, private or self-guided tours are available.
  • John F. Kennedy Museum and Library – Dedicated to our 35th president, the I.M. Pei-designed building contains an extensive collection of Kennedy memorabilia. Scan the timeline of JFK’s presidency. Hear the president’s voice as he recollects his childhood, naval years and decision to enter politicsReflect on your visit in the park, landscaped using Cape Cod styling. 
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - This Boston art museum is one of the largest museums in the country, containing,more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas.
  • Museum of Science – Seeking to advance technology and science, the museum features 550 hands-on exhibits. View CAT scan images of a 2,500-year-old mummy. Learn about one of the world’s greatest scientists – Leonardo da Vinci. Build your own robot and study the weather.
  • Paul Revere House – Revere holds an esteemed role in the American Revolution. He was dispatched to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming. Retrace his route along Freedom Trail and take a peek into each room of this historic house, built in 1680.
  • Salem Witch Museum – It all started with a doctor's diagnosis of a young girl. Unable to pinpoint her illness, he proclaimed her possessed by the devil. The result of his diagnosis in 1692 ultimately led to the hanging deaths of 19 men and women. Hear how events transpired and take a tour of witchcraft through the ages.
  • The Old North Foundation and Historical Chruch Site - Old North Church, at 193 Salem Street, in the North End of Boston, is the location from which the famous "one if by land and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent.
  • USS Constitution Museum - The USS Constitution Museum is the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution. The museum collects, preserves, and interprets the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with this famous ship.
  • The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston - The Institute of Contemporary Art is an impressive art museum and exhibition space in Boston. Founded as the Boston Museum of Modern Art in 1936, the museum exhibits a fantastic collection of contemporary art.

Area Activities

One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 02111