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Boston, Massachusetts
History
Waltham, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Military
Admission: Free! The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in the western hemisphere. On display in the Museum are military artifacts, weaponry, uniforms, medals, and gifts to the company. Items span all conflicts from the Revolution to the battlefields of Desert Storm.
Arlington, Massachusetts
Cemetery, Historical Society, Library
The Arlington Historical Society promotes and encourages knowledge of the history of the Town of Arlington from its earliest days (1635) to modern times.
Watertown, Massachusetts
Art, Culture, History, Library
The museum is great place to learn about the Armenian heritage: ancient artifacts, rare manuscripts, rugs, textiles, paintings, and musical instruments. The Museum is the largest Armenian museum outside Armenia, and is the second largest ethnic museum in New England.
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Arboretum
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the oldest public arboretum in North America and one of the world?s leading centers for the study of plants. Administered by the Office of the Provost of Harvard University and a link in Boston?s Emerald Necklace of parks, the Arnold Arboretum is a unique blend of respected research institution and beloved public landscape.
Chelsea, Massachusetts
Melrose, Massachusetts
Historic House
Belmont, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Billerica, Massachusetts
History
Billerica, Massachusetts
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Research Collections: Local Genealogy and local history.
Billerica, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
Park
Boston, Massachusetts
Art
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Archaeology, Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Library, Natural History, Science, Specialized
Just as a museum is a place for the muses who inspire art, so an athenæum is a place for Athena, the goddess of wisdom who inspires intellectual pursuits.
Boston, Massachusetts
Art, Children's, Culture
Boston Children's Museum (BCM) was founded in 1913 by a dedicated group of teachers who wanted to expose city children to objects from the natural world and also create an innovative center for the exchange of materials and ideas that would advance the teaching of science.
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Art
Boston, Massachusetts
Specialized
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Park
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Burlington, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Art
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
We are Cambridge history. We inspire interest in and enthusiasm for the Cambridge experience; its changing landscapes and neighborhoods; its workers and thinkers; its daily life and innovative contributions to the nation. We are a resource for everyone who wants to know about Cambridge and its history.
Weston, Massachusetts
Specialized
Carlisle, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Art
Waltham, Massachusetts
Specialized
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Historical Society
The CHS is housed on the 3rd flr of the Bunker Hill Museum building. The museum itself is managed by the Parks Service in partnership with the City of Boston and the CHS. The CHS is a separate non-funded entity, and is membership fee based. Current membership is around 200.
Boston, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
Arlington, Massachusetts
Art, Culture, History, Historic House
Cyrus Dallin set the highest standard of the most robust American Classicism to date. His historic contribution was to connect the high art of Europe with the themes of America. Patriots, Indians, American War Heroes—each was given the attention and respect of a sensitive, observant man.
After his death, his work was ignored for decades. Many works were lost, abandoned, or thrown away.
Lincoln, Massachusetts
Art, Park
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Historic House, Historical Society
We work to preserve the cultural artifacts of Dorchester’s past to inspire the imaginations of future generations.
Boston, Massachusetts
Newton, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
Bedford, Massachusetts
History
Peabody, Massachusetts
History, Historic House
Boston, Massachusetts
Weston, Massachusetts
Waltham, Massachusetts
Chelsea, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Art, University
Discover the rich collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, newly united in a state-of-the-art facility designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, History, Library, Natural History, Science, University
With a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world, the Harvard Museum of Natural History presents to the public Harvard’s natural history collections and research of scientists across the University.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Archaeology, Culture, History, Library, Specialized, University
By housing ancient Near Eastern exhibitions, The Harvard Semitic Museum explores the rich history of cultures connected by the family of Semitic languages. Exhibitions include a full-scale replica of an ancient Israelite home, life sized casts of famous Mesopotamian monuments, authentic mummy coffins, and tablets containing the earliest forms of writing.
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Newton, Massachusetts
History, Historic House, Historical Society
Historic Newton tells the stories of Newton's people and places. Visit us to explore our historic sites and collections, learn from our exhibitions, archives and programs, and share out common history.
Watertown, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
Art
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Art
Arlington, Massachusetts
Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Jason Russell House, built in 1740, still bears bullet holes as the site of bloody fighting on the first day of the American Revolution. British soldiers, in retreat from Lexington and Concord, shot and bayoneted Jason Russell on his own doorstep.
Boston, Massachusetts
Library
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Brookline, Massachusetts
Specialized
Lexington, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Lincoln, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Specialized
Lowell, Massachusetts
History
Malden, Massachusetts
University
Malden, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Brookline, Massachusetts
Art
Boston, Massachusetts
Culture, History, Library
Explore the extraordinary life and achievements of Mary Baker Eddy, who defied conventional 19th-century thinking to become an influential religious leader, publisher, teacher, and businesswoman. The museum also houses the famous Mapparium®, an achievement in art and architecture.
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Art
Medford, Massachusetts
History
Medford, Massachusetts
History
Arlington, Massachusetts
History
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Art
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Brookline, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Science
Boston, Massachusetts
Art, Culture, History
Our museum is housed in the historic Abbotsford Mansion built circa. l870. It is set on a magnificent and spacious green amid ancient Oak and Corkwood trees. Eternal Presence by John Wilson, a monumental bronze head rises on a nearby knoll adjacent to an outcropping of Puddingstone boulders, the rocks for which Roxbury is named.
Lexington, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
Park
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Needham, Massachusetts
Children's, History, Historical Society
Boston, Massachusetts
Aquarium
Boston, Massachusetts
Art
Waltham, Massachusetts
History
Charlestown, Massachusetts
History
Newton Centre, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Arlington, Massachusetts
Culture, History
Visitors interested in industrial history, woodworking, mechanics -- or simply the ambiance of an ancient, working manufactory in its original historic setting -- are cordially welcomed to the Mill.

Today The Old Schwamb Mill continues to produce museum quality hand turned wooden oval and circular frames.
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Cambridge, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Peabody, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Anthropology, Archaeology
The Peabody Museum is the region's principle world cultures museum, with vast collections from North America, ancient Mesoamerica, Africa, and Oceania. Changing exhibits explore human societies and culture from prehistory to the present.
Reading, Massachusetts
Revere, Massachusetts
History
Revere, Massachusetts
History
Waltham, Massachusetts
Art
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Saugus, Massachusetts
Arlington, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
Roxbury, Massachusetts
History
Arlington, Massachusetts
Cemetery, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The museum was completed in 1980 with funds contributed by Elizabeth Smith in memory of her father George A. Smith and her grandfather, Samuel Abbot Smith. The museum houses exhibits and the Society's collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and other Arlington memorabilia. The Smith Museum is handicapped accessible.
Boston, Massachusetts
History
Somerville, Massachusetts
History
Somerville, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
General, History, Specialized
At The Sports Museum, we celebrate the character of Boston sports -- the unique brand of teamwork, determination, responsibility, courage, fairness, and other qualities of character possessed by our teams and athletes that make Boston "The Greatest Sports City in America.
Boston, Massachusetts
Art
Lincoln, Massachusetts
History, Library, Specialized
The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods collects research materials relating to Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), his historical context, and his contemporary relevance to environmental and human-rights issues.
Charlestown, Massachusetts
History
Boston, Massachusetts
Church, Culture, History
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Waltham, Massachusetts
Waltham, Massachusetts
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Several prominent Waltham businessmen gathered together in 1913 and founded an historical society to preserve and promote the history of their City. The dozen or so Charter Members have grown to over 300 in the intervening years. The predominantly Yankee Society has expanded to include every ethnic group which settled in the City, and welcomes recent immigrants to learn about their new home.
Waltham, Massachusetts
Brookline, Massachusetts
History
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Historical Society
Weston, Massachusetts
History, Historical Society
Wilmington, Massachusetts
History
Winchester, Massachusetts
Winchester, Massachusetts
Historical Society