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  • JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos

    Today

    9:00 AM EST

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos
    This special exhibition commemorates President Kennedy's centenary. Featuring a compelling selection of items drawn primarily from the library's collections, the exhibition will chronicle historic milestones in the President's career and administration, as well as the events in his personal and family life.

  • Yoan Capote's Immanence

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Yoan Capote's Immanence

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Yoan Capote's Immanence
    Yoan Capote's Immanence is a monumental steel sculpture that depicts Fidel Castro. One of Capote's most important works to date, Immanence negotiates the conventions of monumental sculpture and representations of power in ways that are particularly relevant to contemporary political discourse in the United States. Immanence is on view until October 22. Photo credit: Immanence, 2015. Copyright Yoan Capote. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Museum Purch

  • Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style
    From the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century, ocean liners were floating showcases of technology, opulence, and social sophistication. Explore nearly 200 works, including paintings, sculpture, models, furniture, lighting, wall panels, textiles, fashion, photographs, posters, and film.

  • All the Flowers Are for Me

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    All the Flowers Are for Me

    Peabody Essex Museum

    All the Flowers Are for Me
    Persian and Turkish architecture, textiles, and miniature paintings inspire the precise, stylized floral forms that compose Anila Quayyum Agha's sculptural chamber of light and shadow. This luminous installation provides an opportunity to contemplate the differences and commonalities that shape our lives and relationships.

  • Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China
    Explore PEM's superlative Chinese export art collection through nearly thirty selected works, including furniture, paintings, and decorative objects. Created by Chinese artists in the 18th and 19th centuries for European and American markets, these works display a mastery of materials and form that made them the most coveted luxurious items of their day.

  • Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art
    Come and experience the liveliness of a drinking party, the opulence of a royal wedding, and the poetic evocation of spring on a delicate dish. With more than thirty highlights from the museum's wide-ranging Chinese collections spanning 3,000 years, this exhibition celebrates China's artistic achievements crystallized in seasonal festivals, religious ceremonies, and celebrations.

  • It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art

    Peabody Essex Museum

    It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art
    Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores the interplay of creativity, emotion, and popular culture through 135 works from Hammett's extensive collection.

  • MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets

    Peabody Essex Museum

    MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets
    In the early 20th century, Indian artists viewed the village as the true local for India's identity, distinct from that of the British colonial cities of Calcutta, Bombay, and New Delhi. By mid-century, India has gained independence and its cities were replenished will all kinds of people fulfilling their dreams. This installation brings together images of confrontation, hope, fracture, and change, which traverse shifting grounds rich with contradictions.

  • Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast
    Explore the living relationships among humans, animals, ancestors, and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northwest Coast created during the past 200 years.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    10:30 AM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Today

    11:00 AM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise
    On this fully narrated ninety-minute tour, hear tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea, and stories of characters past and present while sailing on the beautiful Boston Harbor.

  • Heart of the Freedom Trail Tour

    Today

    11:00 AM EST

    Boston By Foot

    Heart of the Freedom Trail Tour

    Boston By Foot

    Heart of the Freedom Trail Tour
    Get the perfect introduction to the history of Boston. This walking tour of the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston explores three centuries of Boston's history and features many Freedom Trail sights, including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Old South Meeting House.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    11:30 AM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    12:30 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Today

    1:00 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise
    On this fully narrated ninety-minute tour, hear tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea, and stories of characters past and present while sailing on the beautiful Boston Harbor.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    1:30 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    2:30 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    3:30 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    4:30 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • Beacon Hill Tour

    Today

    5:30 PM EST

    Boston By Foot

    Beacon Hill Tour

    Boston By Foot

    Beacon Hill Tour
    Enjoy this classic walking tour of Boston's elegant Beacon Hill. See examples of early American architecture and Beacon Hill's ornate past.

  • Haunted Boston Ghost Tour

    Today

    8:00 PM EST

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tour

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tour
    Explore Boston's most haunted spots. This ninety-minute family-friendly walking tour takes visitors through the city's historic streets in search of ghosts and ghouls.

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About The Area

Built on the revolutionary ideas of America's founding fathers (Boston counts John Adams and Benjamin Franklin as its own), this historic city continues to revolutionize pathways in arts, medicine, education and politics...MORE

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  • JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos

    Today

    9:00 AM EST

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    JFK 100 - Milestones & Mementos
    This special exhibition commemorates President Kennedy's centenary. Featuring a compelling selection of items drawn primarily from the library's collections, the exhibition will chronicle historic milestones in the President's career and administration, as well as the events in his personal and family life.

  • Yoan Capote's Immanence

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Yoan Capote's Immanence

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Yoan Capote's Immanence
    Yoan Capote's Immanence is a monumental steel sculpture that depicts Fidel Castro. One of Capote's most important works to date, Immanence negotiates the conventions of monumental sculpture and representations of power in ways that are particularly relevant to contemporary political discourse in the United States. Immanence is on view until October 22. Photo credit: Immanence, 2015. Copyright Yoan Capote. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Museum Purch

  • Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style
    From the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century, ocean liners were floating showcases of technology, opulence, and social sophistication. Explore nearly 200 works, including paintings, sculpture, models, furniture, lighting, wall panels, textiles, fashion, photographs, posters, and film.

  • All the Flowers Are for Me

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    All the Flowers Are for Me

    Peabody Essex Museum

    All the Flowers Are for Me
    Persian and Turkish architecture, textiles, and miniature paintings inspire the precise, stylized floral forms that compose Anila Quayyum Agha's sculptural chamber of light and shadow. This luminous installation provides an opportunity to contemplate the differences and commonalities that shape our lives and relationships.

  • Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China
    Explore PEM's superlative Chinese export art collection through nearly thirty selected works, including furniture, paintings, and decorative objects. Created by Chinese artists in the 18th and 19th centuries for European and American markets, these works display a mastery of materials and form that made them the most coveted luxurious items of their day.

  • Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art
    Come and experience the liveliness of a drinking party, the opulence of a royal wedding, and the poetic evocation of spring on a delicate dish. With more than thirty highlights from the museum's wide-ranging Chinese collections spanning 3,000 years, this exhibition celebrates China's artistic achievements crystallized in seasonal festivals, religious ceremonies, and celebrations.

  • It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art

    Peabody Essex Museum

    It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art
    Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores the interplay of creativity, emotion, and popular culture through 135 works from Hammett's extensive collection.

  • MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets

    Peabody Essex Museum

    MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets
    In the early 20th century, Indian artists viewed the village as the true local for India's identity, distinct from that of the British colonial cities of Calcutta, Bombay, and New Delhi. By mid-century, India has gained independence and its cities were replenished will all kinds of people fulfilling their dreams. This installation brings together images of confrontation, hope, fracture, and change, which traverse shifting grounds rich with contradictions.

  • Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast

    Today

    10:00 AM EST

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast

    Peabody Essex Museum

    Raven's Many Gifts: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast
    Explore the living relationships among humans, animals, ancestors, and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northwest Coast created during the past 200 years.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    10:30 AM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Today

    11:00 AM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise
    On this fully narrated ninety-minute tour, hear tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea, and stories of characters past and present while sailing on the beautiful Boston Harbor.

  • Heart of the Freedom Trail Tour

    Today

    11:00 AM EST

    Boston By Foot

    Heart of the Freedom Trail Tour

    Boston By Foot

    Heart of the Freedom Trail Tour
    Get the perfect introduction to the history of Boston. This walking tour of the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston explores three centuries of Boston's history and features many Freedom Trail sights, including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Old South Meeting House.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    11:30 AM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    12:30 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Today

    1:00 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Historic Sightseeing Cruise
    On this fully narrated ninety-minute tour, hear tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea, and stories of characters past and present while sailing on the beautiful Boston Harbor.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    1:30 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    2:30 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    3:30 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • USS Constitution Cruise

    Today

    4:30 PM EST

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    USS Constitution Cruise
    Learn about the USS Constitution, one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy, on this forty-five-minute tour. Visitors have the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.

  • Beacon Hill Tour

    Today

    5:30 PM EST

    Boston By Foot

    Beacon Hill Tour

    Boston By Foot

    Beacon Hill Tour
    Enjoy this classic walking tour of Boston's elegant Beacon Hill. See examples of early American architecture and Beacon Hill's ornate past.

  • Haunted Boston Ghost Tour

    Today

    8:00 PM EST

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tour

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tour
    Explore Boston's most haunted spots. This ninety-minute family-friendly walking tour takes visitors through the city's historic streets in search of ghosts and ghouls.

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About The Area

Built on the revolutionary ideas of America's founding fathers (Boston counts John Adams and Benjamin Franklin as its own), this historic city continues to revolutionize pathways in arts, medicine, education and politics. Nicknamed the "Hub of the Universe," it has come a long way since its Puritan roots. Really - from Prohibition to earning the title of America's Drunkest City (according to The Daily Beast) in less than 100 years is quite an achievement in itself.

The presence of educational powerhouses like MIT and Harvard hints toward the major influence higher education has on the city. A day can easily be spent admiring the scientific achievements of MIT in the university's interactive museum, or mingling with students within the ivy-covered walls of Harvard Yard.

FUN IDEAS & TRAVEL TIPS

September 2017 Fun in Boston Based on a True Story Top Five Kid-Friendly Stops in Boston Top Five Sweet Stops in New York City Escape to Boston's Islands
Seriously Adventurous Mini Golf An Unexpected Culture Break at the MAD Museum Boston's Very Own Oasis The Ocean's Most Misunderstood Creature The Most Relaxing Tour in New York City The Regulars are Coming Blast from the Past Step Back into the Nineteenth Century Top Five Boston Breweries Stop and Smell the Orchids A Football Fan's Dream Mrs. Mallard Returns to Boston Music With A Heartbeat The Funniest Murder in New York City Behind the Scenes at Madame Tussauds NYC Take a Peek at a 14 Foot Tall PEZ Dispenser Real-life Ghost of Christmas Past An Arctic Sojourn at Mt. Washington Vintage Christmas at Strawbery Banke Nineteenth Century New England Christmas Somerville Chocolate Factory Life of a Sailor on Old Ironsides An In-Depth Look at Boston Duck Tours Citi Performing Arts Center Shapes the Boston Art Scene Inside Look at Cape Ann Whale Watch Touring the Dark Side of Boston Meet the Wolfman The Up and Coming Eateries of East Boston Three Top Maine Campsites Behind the Scenes of the Boston Tea Party Springtime Fun in Boston Itinerary for a Single Day in Salem Discover the best hiking trails in Massachusetts In a Jam in Sandwich Trains Trains Trains Zip Into Summer Ski Across New England Massachusetts Movie Moments Hollywood Stars in the City Visit Historic Salem in Massachusetts Historical Fun in Connecticut Family Fun in New York City Make it Count in Massachusetts History on Cape Cod Inspired Fun in New Hampshire Top Things to Do In Rhode Island Outdoor Fun in Vermont See the Beautiful Berkshires Ship Up to Boston for Historical Fun Visit the Famous Big Apple
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WHAT'S NEARBY?

New York: New York City

Massachusetts: Cape Cod

Other States & Provinces: Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont

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