Museums in Boston You'll Want To Visit In Boston

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The city of Boston is known for its tremendous contribution to revolutionary American history. The history of this is preserved in highly well kept in the museums in Boston to carry on the legacy of patriots, artists and revolutionaries. The museums in the city are a worthwhile watch for not only the visitors but also the locals of the city.

Here is the list of 16 Museums in Boston You'll Want To Visit In Boston

1. Museum of Science

Museum of Science

The Museum of Science in Boston is one of the most renowned museums in Boston. The museum is home to over more than 30 exhibits. These exhibits have everything dating back to the time of dinosaurs all the way to nanotechnology. The museum also provides visitors with Omni films, 4D films, live shows, planetarium shows and public events.

Open Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM
Suggested Hours: 3-4 Hours
Address: 1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston.
Entry Fee: $29 for children above 12 years.
25$ for above 60 years.
24$ for 3-11 years.

2. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Established in 1903 the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum displays an absolutely breathtaking and exquisite collection of ancient art pieces from Europe, Asia and America. The museum has a collection of art, sculptures, tapestry and decorative arts. It proves to be ideal for an art and history enthusiast.

Open Hours: 11 AM - 5 PM
Suggested Hours: 2-3 Hours
Address: 25 Evans Way, Boston.
Entry fee: $15 for adults
$12 for senior citizens.
$5 for college students with ID cards.

3. Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum

The second oldest children’s museum in The USA the Boston children’s Museum is home to a collection of over 50,000 historical objects preserved for the visitors. The museum is mainly aimed to educate and provide relevant information to young children. The museum also has several exhibits that are different and informative for the children.

Open Hours: 10 AM - 12.30 PM
2 PM - 4.30 PM
Suggested Hours: 2 Hours
Address: 308 Congress Street, Boston.
Entry Fee: $17

4. The Institute of Contemporary Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art was founded in 1936 with the mission of showing the power of contemporary art and the work of these artists. The museum now has art exhibits of renowned artists. Located near the harbour the museum is ideal for art enthusiasts and artists.

Open hours: 11 AM - 5 PM
11 AM - 9 PM on Thursday and Friday
Suggested Hours: 1.5 Hours
Address: 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston.
Entry Fee: $10-15

5. USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum

The USS constitution museum is one of the most unique museums in the city as it’s housed inside of a restored shipyard building at Pier 2. The museum has a collection of exhibits displaying the story of the constitution. It also has a library of archives of the ship's history.

Open Hours: 11 AM - 4 PM
Closed on Monday and Wednesday
Suggested Hours: 1.5 Hours
Address: Boston Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, Boston.
Entry Fee: Free

6. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Voted as the number 1 patriotic attraction, The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum displays a replica of 18th-century sailing vessels and historical artefacts that are 2000 years old. The floating museum also has a theatre and tea room terrace to make it a memorable visit for its tourists.

Open Hours: 10 AM -4 PM
Closed on Monday and Wednesday.
Suggested Hours: 1 Hour
Address: 306 Congress St, Boston.

7. Old State House

Old State House

Old State House is one of Boston’s oldest public buildings. The building located on Boston’s freedom trail is now a museum portraying a list of historical events that have taken place in Boston.

Open Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Suggested Hours: 1 Hour
Address: 206 Washington St, Boston.
Entry Fee: $12 for adults
$10 for seniors and students.

8. The Paul Revere House

The Paul Revere House

Built-in 1860 the Paul Revere House has been a historical landmark since 1961. The house has now been converted into a museum holding valuable artefacts of ancient American revolution and change.
The museum is also in the memory of Paul Revere an American patriot and revolutionary.

Open Hours: 10 AM-4 PM 
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Suggested Hours: 1 Hour
Address: 19 N Square, Boston.
Entry Fee: $1-5

9. Museum of African American History

Museum of African American History

The Museum of African American History is one of the only museums that give people a holistic approach towards the history of African Americans. The museum basically aims at preserving the contributions made by all the African Americans. It holds collections of the artefacts, art, manuscripts and great inventions made by the African Americans.

Open Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM 
Closed on Sunday
Suggested Hours: 1-2 Hours
Address: 46 Joy St, Boston.
Entry Fee: $10 for adults
$8 for seniors.

10. Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is more aimed toward dedicating themselves to educating the public towards the role of the Senate in the U.S government. The museum also shows a replica of Senator Kennedy’s Washington, D.C. office, and digital exhibits.

Open Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM
Closed on Sundays.
Suggested Hours: 1-2 Hours
Address: 210 Morrissey Blvd, Boston.
Entry Fee: $18-8

11. Old South Meeting House

Old South Meeting House

Old South Meeting House is a historic Congregational church building that was built in 1791. The church now has a library full of archives of Boston history, colonial history and the American Revolution, and Massachusetts Revolutionary War military records. The library also holds manuscripts, financial records, maps, plans and newspapers.

Open Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Suggested Hours: 1-2 Hours
Address: 310 Washington St, Boston.
Entry Fee: $5-6

12. Boston Fire Museum

Boston Fire Museum

The Boston Fire Museum is also known as the Congress street Fire station is an ancient Romanesque style fire station built-in 1891. The Fire Museum is known for its architecture of light bricks and rusticated ground details which are contrasting from Boston's basic buildings and museums.

Open Hours: Saturday 9.30 AM - 4 PM
Suggested Hours: 30 minutes - 1 Hour
Address: 344 Congress St, Boston.
Entry Fee: Free

13. Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum is a museum set up in one of Boston's old water pumping stations on Chestnut Hill. The museum now has well preserved mechanical engineering instruments that were originally used to pump 1000 gallons of water each day. The building architecture is not only highly detailed but also well conserved.

Open Hours: 11 AM- 4 PM 
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Suggested Hours: 1 Hour
Address: 2450 Beacon St, Chestnut Hill.
Entry Fee: Free

14. The Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of the largest fine arts museums in the country. The building has exhibits of over 450,000 works of art by different artists all over the world. The museum proves to be extremely popular because of its extremely unique and breathtaking collection of pieces.

Open Hours: Temporarily Closed
Suggested Hours: 2 Hours ( even more for art enthusiasts)
Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Boston
Entry Fee: $15-20

15. The Sports Museum

The Sports Museum

Sports Museums is one of Boston's most unique museums. The museum has exhibited for almost half a mile of Boston's sports history. These exhibits focus on the history of sports like boxing and football, college sports as well as the history of sports teams based in Boston. The museum is a non-profit organization that aims to bring about holistic development in children. The museum takes a stand to bring about a change in social evils.

Open Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM
Suggested Hours: 1.5-2 Hours
Address: 100 Legends Way, Boston.
Entry Fee: Free

16. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

As the name suggested the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to America’s 35th president and also those citizens who through the art of politics wish to make this world a better place. The Museum is dedicated to portraying the life of the great president through archives, exhibits and films.

Open Hours: Temporarily Closed
Suggested Hours: 1 Hour
Address: Columbia Point, Boston.
Entry fee: $10-14

We hope you enjoyed reading about these absolutely interesting and well-preserved museums in the city of Boston. Do let us know what you think in the comments below.

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