Boston Living - Places - Museums - Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
  • Afro Am Hist: Museum of Afro American History; presents the contributions of African Americans during the colonial period in New Englan
  • Anatomical: Warren Anatomical Museum; collection of anatomical and pathological specimens given by Dr. John Collins Warren (1778-1856)
  • Ancient Honorable: Museum of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts; displays artifacts reflecting its mission to preserve historic and patriotic traditions; originally chartered in 1638 by the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony for militia training; museum on the 4th Floor Faneuil Hall
  • Art Gardner: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; three floors of art galleries surrounding a garden courtyard; paintings, sculpture, tapestries, furniture, and decorative arts
  • Art Harvard: Harvard University Art Museums; Fogg Art Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum
  • Art ICA: Institute of Contemporary Art; new building opened in 2006 is cantilevered design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro on South Boston waterfront
  • Art MFA: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; major art museum presenting art from millennia of human history; notable colonial New England, impressionist, and ancient Egyptian collections
  • Art McMullen: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College; permanent collections include art from Europe, Asia, and the Americas
  • Art Point: Arts on the Point; collection of large-scale outdoor sculpture on 80 hectares at Harbor Point on the grounds of the University of Massachusetts Boston Campus
  • Children's: Children's Museum; interactive exhibits focusing on early childhood development the three themes: arts, culture, and science
  • Gibson House: Gibson House Museum; presents urban domestic life in Back Bay neighborhood in Victorian times (corresponding to the reign of Britian's Queen Victoria, who ruled from 1837 to 1901); founded by Charles Hammond Gibson, Jr. (1874-1954); opened as a museum in 1957; National Historic Landmark
  • Commonwealth: Massachusetts Commonwealth Museum; presents the history of Massachusetts
  • Harvard: Harvard Museums portal page; presents an overview of and links to Harvard's many museums open to the public; includes art museums (Busch-Reisinger, Fogg, Sackler, Straus Center), natural history (Botanical, Mineralogical & Geological, Comparative Zoology), Arnold Arboretum, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Fisher Museum at the Harvard Forest, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Semitic Museum, and Warren Anatomical Museum
  • History: Bostonian Historical Society & Museum; library and museum collections dating from the 1630s; programs for adults and children
  • Holocaust: New England Holocaust Memorial; built to foster memory of and reflection on the Holocaust in which millions of people were murdered by Nazis, collaborators, and supporters between 1933 and 1945; the United States didn't enter World War II until 1941
  • Longfellow: Longfellow National Historic Site; home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from 1837 to 1882; Cambridge; National Park Service
  • Longyear: life of Mary Baker Eddy; founder and leader of Christian Science
  • MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; art, artifacts, drawings, photographs, and holograms; Science and Technology Collection, Hart Nautical Collection, Holography Collection
  • Natural Hist: Harvard Museum of Natural History; public museum of Harvard University's three natural history institutions: the Botanical Museum, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum; presents science and nature; affiliated with and connected to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
  • Nichols House: historic Beacon Hill townhouse; presents 19th and early 20th century Bostonian life
  • Revere House: Paul Revere Memorial Association; Paul Revere house, at 19 North Square, is the wooden home where Paul Revere lived on the night of his famous ride of April 18, 1775 and is Boston's oldest building; also Pierce/Hichborn House, early brick structure
  • Science: Museum of Science; works to stimulate interest and understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society; includes The Computer Museum, Hayden Planetarium
  • Historic: Historic New England; includes museums and historic sites
  • Sports: The Sports Museum; presents the sports heritage of New England through artifacts, multimedia, and art; Boston Garden Penalty Box, Boston Celtics Locker Exhibit
  • Tea Ship: Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum; commemorates the December 16, 1773 event in which American patriots dumped tea overboard from East India Company ships to protest taxation which the British Parliament had imposed on colonial tea
  • USS Constitution: USS Constitution Museum; dedicated to the heritage of the frigate USS Constitution, called "Old Ironsides," commissioned in 1798; museum is located adjacent to the USS Constitution itself in Boston National Historical Park, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston
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