All information provided by the city of Boston website: www.cityofboston.gov/visitors/museums.asp
Boston Children's Museum
Boston Children's Museum is the place to go for kids in Boston. Interactive educational exhibits and staged events promise a fun - filled experience.
Boston Fire Museum
The Boston Fire Museum has occupied the old firehouse at on Congress Street since 1983. The goal of the Museum is to preserve and display fire fighting memorabilia from the Greater Boston area, educate and inform the general public on fire safety, restore and maintain the landmark building, and to support the fire service in general.
Boston Public Library
Free tours of the nation's first public library highlight the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, as well as the many works of famed sculptors and painters.
The Commonwealth Museum is the state museum of Massachusetts' history and its people. Whether you are a teacher or a history buff, this is a museum for you to visit.
French Cultural Center
The French Library and Cultural Center is a non - profit organization devoted to promoting the culture and language of Franc e and the Francophone world.
Gibson House Museum
Gibson House is the historic house museum of the Back Bay. It is unique as an unspoiled single - family residence that retains its kitchen, scullery, butler's pantry and water closets, as well as formal rooms and private family quarters, filled with the Gibsons' original furniture and personal possessions.
Historic New England Historic
New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. It includes Pie rce House in Dorchester and Otis House Museum on Cambridge Street.
Institute of Contemporary Art
At a spectacular venue on Boston's waterfront, The ICA continues to present provocative programs that explore ideas, issues and exhibitions and images of our time. From Picasso, O'Keefe and Warhol to Cindy Sherman and Bill Viola, the ICA has been the first to show many of the most innovative and inspired artists from around the world for nearly 65 years.
Isabella Gardner Museum
Modeled after a 15th - century Venetian palazzo surrounding an interior courtyard garden, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses one of the most remarkable art collections in the world. Special contemporary and historic exhibitions, America's oldest museum music program, and an artist - in - residence program enrich the permanent collection and provide ongoing inspiration for visitors. In celebration of the museum's founder, all named "Isabella" are admitted free.
John F. Kennedy Library &Museum
Located on a ten - acre park, overlooking the sea that he loved and the city that launched him to greatness, the Library stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. The Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President.
Mary Baker Eddy Library
Home to the "mapparium" room that Winston Churchill himself once dreamed up. The Library provides educational materials on the life, ideas, and achievements of Mary Baker Eddy.
Massachusetts Historical Society
The Massachusetts Historical Society is an independent research library and manuscript repository that aims to collect, preserve and make rare documents accessible to the public to promote the study of the history of Massachusetts.
Museum of African American
This museum aims to preserve and accurately portray African American history from colonial times. Here you will find different exhibits and can take a tour of the Black Heritage Trail.
Museum of Fine Arts
From ground - breaking exhibits to state - of - the - art galleries the MFA has it all. From one of the world's largest Asian art collection to Egyptian mummies, the MFA has something for all visitors.
Museum of Science
This interactive muse um is sure to be fun for the whole family! From hands on exhibits to the planetarium, there is an endless amount of fun to be had.
Nichols House Museum
The Nichols House Museum, located at the heart of Beacon Hill, is open to the public as an historic house museum reflecting the domestic life of a typical family of Beacon Hill at the turn of the last century. The museum is part of the historical legacy of one of the most famous neighborhoods of America.
Old South Meeting House
Visit this beautiful National Historic Landmark and museum to experience events that shaped the United States or attend a program that helps keep the democratic ideals of freedom of speech and assembly alive.
Old State House
Discover the wonderful story of the role the Old State House - and Boston - played in the American Revolution. Other exhibitions highlight the collections of The Bostonian Society.
Paul Revere House
The Paul Revere House has become a national historic landmark as the former home of Paul Revere, who set out on hi s famous "midnight ride" on April 18, 1775. The home is downtown Boston's oldest building and one of the few remaining from an early era in the history of colonial America.
New England Sports Museum
The Sports Museum is located in the TD Banknorth Garden. This museums aim is to showcase the wealth of sports history New England has to offer.
Learn the story of Trinity Church's historic building and its fine arts elements, the history of the parish, and the message that Trinity is home to a thriving congregation today in Copley Square.
U.S.S. Constitution Museum
Visitors to the USS Constitution Museum's galleries experience Constitution's history and the lives of the men who sailed her. Along with artifacts in cases, the Museum's exhibits let visitors explore and experience the Ship's history in engaging interactive exhibits that make a personal connection to Old Ironsides.