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.
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.
The Yin Yu Tang House in the Peabody Essex Museum is a unique one. The name translates to Hall of Plentiful Shelter and it was initially owned by a wealthy Chinese merchant. The house is architectural marvel with tile roof and walls are built with sandstone and brick. The interiors are furnished with personal effects and furniture of the family that lived here. Many exquisite Asian art pieces are here as well. Guided tours of the house are available.
Sloane Merrill Gallery, on Charles Street, is a gem of Beacon Hill. Established with an aim to promote budding talent in field of visual arts, the lovely place is primarily dedicated to the fine art of painting, specifically, oil paintings. Regularly scheduled events and exhibitions here are showcase local artists who have a unique perspective and approach along with a traditionally-focused education in the field. Open all week, Sloane Merrill Gallery will dazzle you with superb oils that communicate multiple emotions. A great hub where artists, art enthusiasts and students can interact for the further development of the genre.
The International Museum of World War II is an interesting museum that consists of an amazing collection of articles, documents, exhibits, artifacts related to the World War II. A great place for school kids, historians or someone who loves history. The museum offers several school, group and private tours for which prior appointment is necessary. The museum is open every Friday from July to August from 9 Am – 4 Pm. On Saturdays, for unscheduled visits from 9 Am – 4 Pm. Make sure to carry your Identity proof along when you visit the museum.
The Edmund Fowle House is the second oldest house in Watertown being built in 1722. The house functioned as a government seat when Boston was occupied by the British. The house is currently owned by The Historical Society of Massachusetts and is open to the public for guided tours. Now a history museum its exhibits include newspaper articles, photographs, and testimonials that were published during the civil was.