The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

Boston Museums

Boston skyline from Museum of Science garage roof - HDR

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts in the United States and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. Boston played host to some of the key events in the American Revolution such as: the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston.

With this history and legacy, Boston has some of the world’s great museums. “The Joy of Museums” will feature the following Boston Museums:

Essential Facts:

  • City:          Boston
  • Country:  United States
  • State:        Massachusetts
  • Settled:     1630



“In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?” Mark Twain



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