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Best Historic Venues in Boston

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Established in 1886, The Stevens Estate was the former home of textile manufacturer and one of the founders of North Andover, Moses T. Stevens. The property was managed by the Stevens family till the 1950s, following which it was managed by the Boston University. In 1995, the town gained rights over the estate and they aimed at preserving this little piece of history. Spread over 153 acres (61.91 hectares), The Stevens Estate is opened to the public as an event center. Host your private celebration here, and let it be a memorable one for you and your guests.

This world-famous baseball stadium has been a staple of the Boston entertainment scene since its opening in 1912. The diamond is flanked on its left side by the Green Monster, an iconic 37-foot (11.28-meter) field wall featuring a manually operated scoreboard. A unique piece of civic history, Fenway Park is one of the oldest Major League Baseball stadiums currently in use, and it proudly hosts the Boston Red Sox. With a seating capacity of over 37,000 spectators, the stadium ripples with excited energy on game days when steadfast local fans cheer proudly for the home team.

Methuen Memorial Music Hall is located across Broadway Avenue. Formerly, known as the Serlo Organ Hall, it also featured in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This hall continues its musical endeavors and hosts concerts and other musical programs on a regular basis.

The Walker Center is a historic structure which operates as a rental space for private events. Built with a mix of Italianate and Colonial Revival styles, the center was designed by Coolidge & Carlson. It was established in 1913 and was previously used as a home for Missionary Children. The center also offers an accommodation facility at moderate prices. This historic venue is a great place to host your business meetings or corporate events. For information about reservation and rent please log on to their website.

One of the most beautiful buildings in Milbury, the Asa Waters Mansion is also a historical landmark. A part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War, the mansion is proudly listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Built in stunning Georgian colonial style, it plays host to weddings and other special events. Its elegance and beauty provide guests with the perfect backdrop to hold the wedding of your dreams. The mansion offers both indoor and outdoor options, air-conditioning, bridal dressing room, tables and other furniture, and a smoke-free environment. The venue is also friendly for the differently abled.

Over a century old, the Emerson Colonial Theatre is Boston's oldest continually performing theater. Located across from Boston Common, the stage has, in decades gone by, hosted legendary performers including Ethel Merman and tHelen Hayes. The Sound of Music, Follies, The Merchant of Yonkers and The Diary of Anne Frank are some of the hits. Productions occasionally come here for a fine-tuning run before heading on to Broadway. Other popular family fare include Les Miserables.

Since 1852, this historic theater called the Orpheum Theatre has played host to Broadway musicals and lectures by world renowned scholars. Today, the Orpheum carries shows from pop artists and contemporary playwrights along with the usual theater events. It is housed in a landmark building and the shows performed here are widely popular and critically acclaimed.

Built in 1908, Shubert Theatre has a long history of staging quality dramatic productions. It is home to the Boston Lyric Opera and is a stop for touring dramatic companies. Past productions include The King and I, Mame and South Pacific. The 1600-seat theater underwent a massive renovation project in 1996. This theater is beautiful and its small size means excellent acoustics.

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