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Boston Museums

Museums in Boston

Museums in Boston

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.

Museums in Boston

Museums in Massachusetts

Boston’s Museums

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    • The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is one of the largest museums in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, some highlights of the collection include: Egyptian Artifacts, French impressionist and post-impressionist Art, Chinese painting, calligraphy and imperial Chinese Art, Japanese works, 18th- and 19th-century American Art.
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    • The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISGM) is in Boston, Massachusetts, located within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. The museum displays an art collection of world importance, including significant examples of European, Asian, and American art, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts.
  • Harvard Art Museums
    • The Harvard Art Museums are part of Harvard University and combine three museums: The Fogg Museum – established in 1895; The Busch-Reisinger Museum – established in 1903, and The Arthur M. Sackler Museum – established in 1985.

Boston’s  Museums

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

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“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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