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Best Boston Museums

Museums are a great place to spend a wet or cold afternoon on your vacation in Boston. With over 40 museums to choose from, you can bet that you will find one that takes your fancy when planning your spare time on your Boston tour.

For History Buffs: J F Kennedy Library

Many people choose to tour Boston because of the city’s history. Boston has been home to famous politicians at many times during its history, including the USA’s 35th President John F Kennedy. The JFK Presidential Library and Museum aims to promote understanding of President Kennedy’s life and career and the time in which he lived. It also aims to promote a greater appreciation of America’s political and cultural heritage, the process of governing and the importance of public service.

For Families: Boston Children’s Museum

Families touring Boston with children of any age, may like to visit Boston Children’s Museum. Now celebrating its 100th year, Boston Children’s Museum offers a variety of up-to-date exhibitions that invite your child to participate in the learning process. In fact, Boston Children’s Museum was the first museum in the world to open a hands-on exhibition in the 1960s. The museum is open 10am – 5pm daily. On Friday evenings the museum is open until 9pm, a great option for an evening’s entertainment.

For Art Lovers: ICA Boston

People touring Boston who have a passion for art, and in particular contemporary art should add the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston to their list of places to visit. Located on Boston’s waterfront in a stunning new building the ICA is home to a growing collection of art. In recent years it has exhibited works by Tara Donovan, Damian Ortega and Mark Bradford. As well as art, the ICA has space for performance and film.

Something Quirky – The Waterworks Museum

Did you know that one of the USA’s first metropolitan water systems was built in Boston? We now take the provision of clean, piped water systems and efficient sewer systems for granted, but once they were a modern marvel. The Waterworks Museum covers all aspects of Boston’s waterworks including engineering, architecture, social history and public health.

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