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.
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.
Boston Common is one of America's oldest park in the heart of Boston, offering recreation opportunities and a glimpse into history through numerous monuments to the past. Designated as public space in the 1640s, British soldiers later camped here during the Revolutionary War. Part of the Freedom Trail, the park adjoins the Massachusetts State House and Beacon Hill. A favorite spot is the Frog Pond, which doubles as an ice skating rink. The park is the beginning of the Emerald Necklace, a seven-mile (12-kilometer) string of local parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, a popular landscape architect.
If you plan on visiting the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard, the USS Constitution Museum is a must-see, located adjacent to the ship. Come and discover what life was like for the crew that served on Old Ironsides. Take a trip into American history learn about life on the sea, the Revolution, and the War of 1812. A fun, educational experience for the entire family. Be sure not to miss the gift shop so you can take a piece of history home with you!
President John F. Kennedy's memory is sacred in the minds of many Americans. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, a glass pavilion designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, is dedicated to his memory. Visitors are transported back to the darkest days of the Cold War. A short film recounts JFK's deeds in his own words while the authentic photos and exhibits evoke the brief period in White House history that nostalgic Americans refer to as "the days of Camelot".
Just across Charles Street from the Boston Common, Public Garden is elegantly landscaped with flower beds, lagoons, walking paths and statues, including a notable monument of George Washington on a horse. Admire the natural beauty and watch as couples pose for their wedding photographs on most summer weekends. The children's story 'Make Way for Ducklings' took place here, and there is a popular sculpture of the ducklings in the northeast corner of the park. A ride on their famous Swan Boats is an essential experience for visitors.
Busch-Reisinger Museum is a rare or rather the only museum in the continent dedicated to exhibiting art from Northern and Central Europe. The museum basically focuses on German culture and heritage, and strives to promote the same. Forming an integral part of Harvard University's Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger promises to take you on an altogether different trip. Founded in 1901 as the Germanic Museum, it has come a long way from exhibiting reproductions of German architectural and sculpture designs to showcasing some of the great masterpieces of medieval and renaissance periods. A haven for all art enthusiasts.
The Old Harvard Yard spreads across 22.4 acres (9.1 hectares) of land. This verdant yard is said to be one of the oldest parts of the university campus. The yard contains libraries, dormitories, a memorial church, classrooms, and department buildings. It also contains of the university hall, and a server hall, famously called the Tercentenary Theater.
Located a few blocks away from the Harvard Yard, the Lampoon Castle or the Harvard Lampoon Building was established in 1909. Designed by Edmund Wheelwright, the building has faced quite some criticism, most notably from one of the former mayors of the city who deemed it to be the “one of the ugliest buildings in the world”. Some however, claim that there's a certain out-worldly, outlandish charm to the sturdy structure. Whether good or bad, there has been quite a lot written and said about the conspicuous building that still stands tall at 44 Bow Street.
Housing a treasure trove of old artifacts, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is a fascinating place where visitors can learn more about history and cultures from around the world. The museum was founded in 1866 and has one of the oldest and largest anthropology collections in the world. Explore the exhibits and see the interesting artifacts, including Native American totem poles, Lewis and Clark Expedition artifacts, as well as Aztec figurines.
Part of the prestigious Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University (MGMH) features over 3000 minerals, rocks, gemstones, meteorites and other precious stones in its repertoire. The Harvard Mineralogical Museum, as MGMH is popularly known, is dedicated towards the discovery, collection, preservation and development of important rocks, minerals, gemstones, ores and meteorite fragments collected from different parts of the planet. All these precious minerals and rocks are on display at the museum's public gallery, which is open to visitors from 9 am to 5 pm daily, except on public holidays.
Harvard Museum of Natural History is one of the University's most visited museums. With exhibits of dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones and hundreds of mammals from all over the world, in addition to the world famous collection of 3000 Blaschka Glass Flowers, you can see why the museum is so popular. The museum also has host fantastic temporary exhibits throughout the year. In the past the museum has hosted exhibits such as New England Forests and Language of Color. There's always something new to see. Check website for more.