Discover the best museums in Boston and Harvard
Boston’s heritage began centuries ago, with the nickname “Beantown.” Today that name no longer applies, as more and more cultures are introduced. Boston is best known for its love of seafood, education and technology. Near Harvard Square sits an array of museums, cafés, Freedom trails and more. Harvard offers fun, excitement, and entertainment for every age.
Best History Museums in Boston
A lesson in history would not be the same without visiting a few of the finest museums in Harvard.
• The Museum of Fine Arts — dates back to the late 1800s- have more than 1,000,000 visitors annually. Features antique jewelry, ancient musical instruments and early retro photographs.
• The Harvard Fogg Museum– oldest campus on the university, opened in 1829, Renaissance paintings dating back to the Middle Ages, with art works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Manet and Cezanne.
• The Museum of Natural History– is the only home to the Mounted Kronosaurus, a marine reptile of the early Cretaceous era. The museum houses gems, minerals and fossils.
• The Museum of Science – home to over 700 interactive exhibits- 100 live animals-
butterfly garden- world’s largest natural air Van de Graaff generator (artificial lightning bolts) and a planetarium.
• The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum– astonishing collection of cultural art pieces from France, Islamic, Asia, Medieval Europe, Ancient Rome, America and Renaissance Italy.
Famous Landmarks in Boston
After a tour of history, get familiar with Boston’s most beautiful landmarks!
• Inman Square– Known for its live music by experienced fiddlers. Great tasting ice cream, Indian food and more.
• Harvard Yard– Best times to visit are the fall, spring and summer months. The buildings are old and well- maintained, with a picture of Mr. Harvard himself on display.
• Memorial Hall – A sight to see, where everything happens. The acoustics are amazing, and great movies are always playing at the Sanders Theater.
Harvard Square is evergreen. Even the old is new. Something great is happening at Harvard, come and be a part of it all.
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