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Established in the 1870s, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is one of the largest and finest art museums in the United States. This museum's collection is impressive and showcases the work of such masters as Monet and John Singer Sargent. The MFA also has outstanding collections of Impressionist art, early American art and artifacts, and Asian and Egyptian art. The museum regularly hosts lectures, musical performances and films. End your visit with a refreshing coffee or a meal at one of the cafes and restaurants within the museum.
One of the most well known incidents of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea party where shiploads of tea were thrown into the sea to protest against the British taxes. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum allows guests to relive this incident with costumed tour guides telling the story of the war with paintings and historic artifacts and even reenactments. Visitors can board the ships and dump tea crates into the sea. Each aspect of the historical event, as well as the aftermath is covered in this museum, making it a must stop for keen guests.
Within this 1888 carriage house on the grounds of the Larz Anderson Park is one of the country's oldest private collection of antique automobiles. Little red Corvettes, big Cadillacs, traditional Fords and old-fashioned Studebakers are on display here. A couple of imported Italian vehicles have found their way into this exhibition. Check out this priceless collection, created for those who appreciate anything with four wheels. Learn how the role of the automobile has shaped our society and grab some replicas of vintage cars from the store before you leave.
Hammonf Castle Museum was built by John Hayes Hammond Jr. to house all his archaic artefacts, belonging to the Renaissance period. The beautiful castle also served as his personal residence, and also included the Hammond Research Corporation. This was where several of Hammond's inventions took place, and more importantly where he produced the remote control. Visitors can take a tour through all its rooms, including the War Room, the Great Hall and Renaissance Dining Room, among many others. The museum also offers educational programs to those interested.
Serving the community since 1936, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) has been among the first in the city to debut works by impressive artists from Picasso to Warhol. Since its 2006 move to the architecturally stunning new harbor front site, the museum has continued its impressive exhibits of cutting edge of contemporary art in Boston. The facility now houses an amazing permanent collection rife with paintings and video installations, as well as traveling exhibitions showcasing the hottest talents from around the world. ICA is also home to a year-round program of dance, theater and film, and it also sponsors educational programs and off-site art installations and events throughout the community.