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Gardner Museum

Gardner Museum - The incredible private art collection and home of Isabella Stuart Garden was bequeathed as a museum to remain unchanged forever.

District: Huntington Avenue

Institute of Contemporary Art

Institute of Contemporary Art - Modern art in many forms are exhibited at ICA Boston, including artistic performances. Their glass-clad cantilevered building is architecturally unique.

District: Seaport

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

JFK Library & Museum - The JFK Presidential Library also contains a museum with artifacts and exhibits from John Kennedy's personal life and political career.

District: Dorchester

Mary Baker Eddy Library & Museum

Mary Baker Eddy Library & Museum - The museum hosts the Mapparium walkthrough glass globe, Christian Science Monitor gallery, Press Hall, Hall of Ideas, and other lectures and exhibits.

District: Huntington Avenue

Museum of Afro-American History

Museum of Afro-American History - The museum has two buildings, the Abiel Smth School and African Meeting House. Both were important centers for African-American history in Boston.

District: Beacon Hill

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts - Boston's World Class museum not unlike the British Museum in London. Classics to Impressionists to American artists to Egyptian artifacts are exhibited, and more.

District: Huntington Avenue

Harrison Gray Otis House

Harrison Gray Otis House - This Federalist mansion has been restored, and furnished with material from that time. It was once the residence of Boston Mayor Harrison Gray Otis.

District: Government Center

Sports Museum

Sports Museum - Two floors around the arena inside TD Garden are lined with historic artifacts and exhibits that highlight Boston sports history.

District: North End

Greater Boston Museums
Fogg Museum of Art

Fogg Museum - Part of Harvard University's Art Museums, and home to many masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance to Impressionist to 19th Century American periods.

Location: Cambridge, MA

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Larz Anderson Auto Museum - The home to a world-class collection of antique cars, carriages, and bicycles. The organization also sponsors many events and meets for car enthusiasts.

Location: Brookline, MA


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