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Sightseeing og landemerker i Boston

Kunstmuseer

Art Museum
“One of the most highly regarded museums in the world, the massive Museum of Fine Arts boasts about half a million objects spanning the centuries from ancient Egypt to present-day artwork. The museum officially opened its doors in 1876, with a little over 5,500 objects. What a difference a century-plus makes! It’s best to make a game plan of what you want to see because tackling the museum in a few hours, or even a day, is impossible. Highlights include more than 70 works by John Singleton Copley and major paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Edward Hopper. Paintings aren’t your thing? African masks, Native American pottery, mummies, musical instruments, and practically any other media you can think of have a home at the museum. Daily free one-hour guided tours give a good overview.”
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Art Museum
“One of the city’s most charming attractions is the small but lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Isabella Stewart, a New York socialite, came to Boston in 1860 to marry John Lowell Gardner, one of Boston’s prominent citizens. In short order, Isabella set to building herself a Venetian palazzo to hold her extensive art collection. Just like she was, the collection is eclectic, with masterpieces by Titian (Europa), Giotto (Presentation of Christ in the Temple) and John Singer Sargent (El Jaleo), to name a few. Isabella left strict instructions in her will that the building remain exactly as she left it, so visitors today can almost picture her enjoying the gorgeous gardens in her Venetian courtyard or warming her hands by one of the Renaissance hooded fireplaces.”
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Art Museum
“Along with the cutting-edge art inside its walls, the museum’s building itself can be considered a work of art in its own right. The gorgeous glass-walled cantilevered building sits right on the edge of the Boston waterfront, offering breathtaking views both inside and out. Since its inception in 1936, the ICA has been instrumental in identifying or showcasing the most important artists of the day, such as Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, and Roy Lichtenstein. Works by artists like Bill Viola, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Shepard Fairey, and Rashaun Mitchell have been on view more recently. The museum offers a roster of changing exhibitions, live music and dance performances, film and digital media selections, talks, tours, family activities and teen programming.”
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Art Museum
“The Harvard Art Museum is not the size of the Museum of Fine Arts or Gardner Museum in Boston (both of which are amazing), but has a very impressive collection, is housed in a gorgeous, recently gut-renovated building, and is large enough that you undoubtedly will be unable to see the whole thing in one visit. There is also currently (through July 28) a special exhibit called The Bauhaus and Harvard that is quite good and showcases the University’s Bauhaus collection, which is the largest in the world outside of Germany.”
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Art Museum
“Basement exhibition of paintings & sculptures that do not conform to conventional aesthetics.”
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Library
“The Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It is also one of a number of membership libraries, for which patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use Athenæum services. The institution was founded in 1807 by the Anthology Club of Boston, Massachusetts. It is located at 10 1/2 Beacon Street on Beacon Hill. Resources of the Boston Athenæum include a large circulating book collection; a public gallery; a rare books collection of over 100,000 volumes; an art collection of 100,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts; research collections including one of the world's most important collections of primary materials on the American Civil War; and a public forum offering lectures, readings, concerts, and other events.”
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Art Museum
“Always a great spot for art lovers, especially when the weather is bad. Check out the Chihuly sculptures in the courtyard. ”
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Art Museum
“a seasonally changing art installation created by the institute of contemporary art - take the free ferry from the watershed to the rest of the museum”
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Landemerke-opplevelser

Historiske museer

Science Museum
“Wonderful intimate museum with a hand-pulled glass botany exhibit that will blow your mind, minerals exhibited in beautiful wood and glass display cases, a variety of dinosaur, bird and animal exhibits. ”
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History Museum
“This museum depicts the famous leadership and legacy of JFK and the nature of a president's office.”
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History Museum
“First you think, it's just a museum. Yet, its the museum to support the making of the USS Constitution, the OLDEST operating naval vessel in the US. ”
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History Museum
“a multi-sensory experience that includes live actors, interactive exhibits, and full-scale replica 18th-century sailing vessels. ”
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Church
“"One if by land, two if by sea." The famous two lanterns were hung from the tower of Old North Church to alert Paul Revere of the means of the British Army Regulars' arrival.”
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Church
“This is the oldest surviving church in Boston. It was founded in 1722. It's an awesome church to see!”
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History Museum
“Take time to enjoy the displays of this amazing institution - the Glass Flowers, the mineral room, the preserved animals from every continent, artifacts from indigenous peoples, so many things are housed here. It's a large museum, with a small, often old-fashioned feel. It is a gem of a museum. ”
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History Museum
“Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. and played a pivotal role in African American Histiry ”
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Historiske vandringer

Naturskjønne utsiktsplasser

Monument / Landmark
“Walk around this tiny park, bring a snack and have a picnic on the green and if you're up for it climb to the top for the best views of the city. ”
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Scenic Lookout
“Stunning views from this 365 degree tower in Boston's Back Bay. In Boston proper so will need an Ubber or subway ride to get there.”
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Scenic Lookout
“The views from up on high!!! An old fort protected Boston from the oncoming British. ”
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Scenic Lookout
“Stunning view of the city and the Charles River. Must see, but bring warm clothes!”
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Scenic Lookout
“Fort Revere is an 8-acre historic site contains the remains of two seacoast fortifications, a water tower with an observation deck, and one from the American Revolution and one that served 1898-1947. Fort Revere was called Fort Independence and later named in honor of Paul Revere. It was used to protect Boston Harbor dating from the American Revolution. Fort Independence on Telegraph Hill presumably is the grave site of nearly 200 French soldiers who died here while fighting for America in the Revolutionary War.”
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State / Provincial Park
“Great place for a walk around....see some of the ferry traffic in the harbor..picnic tables and grills avail, public bathroom...once around the park is about a mile....so do it a few times...about 10-15 min from house”
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Scenic Lookout
“Lots of History, Breathtaking views, so worth seeing.... Fort Revere Park is a state-owned historic site and public recreation area situated on a small peninsula in the town of Hull, Massachusetts. The park occupies 6 acres on Telegraph Hill in Hull Village and houses the remains of two seacoast fortifications, including former Fort Revere.”
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Historiske steder

Park
“If you're walking through the streets of Beacon Hill or the pathways of the Boston Common, you'll notice a building with a golden dome, made from copper and topped with gold. That's the Massachusetts State House, which has been there since 1798 and houses the state's government. There's plenty of Massachusetts history to take in if you visit for a free tour.”
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Historic Site
“Great historical area to walk around- with many restaurants, shopping, and street performers ”
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Monument / Landmark
“Walk around this tiny park, bring a snack and have a picnic on the green and if you're up for it climb to the top for the best views of the city. ”
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History Museum
“a multi-sensory experience that includes live actors, interactive exhibits, and full-scale replica 18th-century sailing vessels. ”
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Historic Site
“Huge food hall in a historic building with 50+ eateries, vendors & kiosks with diverse offerings.”
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Outdoor Sculpture
“Rub the left foot of John Harvard and you will have good fortune or something like that. After you visit the statue let me know so I can ask you a very important fact about it.”
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Historic Site
“If you like local and national history and historic houses, this is a pleasant historic house maintained by the national parks service, which is open seasonally late May through the fall, and has grounds that are open year-round.”
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History Museum
“Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. and played a pivotal role in African American Histiry ”
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Kunst- og museumsvandringer

Bibliotek

Library
“One of the most spectacular libraries in the country. Come be inspired and also check out the new wing and see tapings of NPR!”
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History Museum
“This museum depicts the famous leadership and legacy of JFK and the nature of a president's office.”
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Library
“A must check out Library. Its our pride. Take your laptop and spend a few hours working from here. You will be refreshed. ”
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Library
“The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a research library, museum, and repository for the papers of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science”
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Library
“The Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It is also one of a number of membership libraries, for which patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use Athenæum services. The institution was founded in 1807 by the Anthology Club of Boston, Massachusetts. It is located at 10 1/2 Beacon Street on Beacon Hill. Resources of the Boston Athenæum include a large circulating book collection; a public gallery; a rare books collection of over 100,000 volumes; an art collection of 100,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts; research collections including one of the world's most important collections of primary materials on the American Civil War; and a public forum offering lectures, readings, concerts, and other events.”
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College Library
“Great place to start your Harvard University tour. This is the main library with iconic views of Harvard Yard. This is where commencement takes place as well as other big events throughout the school year.”
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Library
“A great local secret! There is a branch library right around the corner a few blocks from our location. Do check out the Cambridge Collins Branch Library on Aberdeen Ave. Then hop onto the NO 72 electric trolley bus for a direct ride to Harvard Square for more bookstores and the main Cambridge Library!”
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Library
“It is right down the street and renovated last year. There is a great children's area as well as areas to work or hold a conference.”
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