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Freedom Trail



Beacon Hill
Boston, MA,
Phone: (617) 357-8300 (Foundation) Fax: (617) 357-8303 (Foundation)
Category: Attractions
Email:
Website: www.thefreedomtrail.org/
Description:
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red brick or red painted line that travels through Beacon Hill, downtown Boston, the North End and Charlestown.


Freedom Trail


Swan Boats

Boston Public Garden
Boston, MA, 02130
Phone: 617-522-1966 - general information Fax: 617-522-3968
Category: Attractions
Website: http://www.swanboats.com/new/welcome.shtml
Description:
"The view while riding on the Swan Boats gives each passenger the opportunity to enjoy the natural splendor provided by the 24 acres of the Public Garden. This green and flowering emerald, in the middle of the bustling metropolis, provides a natural refuge for man and bird alike."

Hours & Fares

Spring (April to June 20) 10 am to 4 pm
Summer (June 21 to Labor Day) 10 am to 5 pm
Fall (After Labor Day) 12 pm to 4 pm Weekdays
10 am to 4 pm Weekends

Adults $2.75
Children $1.25 (age 2 to 15 years)
Seniors $2.00

617-522-1966 - general information
617-591-1150 - to be added to Groups List

Mailing Address:
Swan Boats, Inc.
PO Box 301487
Boston, MA 02130

Fax Number:
617-522-3968

The Swan Boats are located in the Boston Public Garden - 24 acres bound by Arlington, Boylston, Charles and Beacon Streets.
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Swan Boats



WILLIAM HICKLING PRESCOTT HOUSE

55 Beacon Street
Boston, MA, 02108
Phone: 617-742-3190 Fax:
Category: Attractions
Website: http://www.nscda.org/ma/william_hickling_prescott_house.htm
Description:
The American historian, William Hickling Prescott, lived at number 55 Beacon Street from 1845-1859. Prescott was one of the first English-speaking historians to write about the Spanish Empire.

The extensive collections of furniture and decorative arts have been generously donated by Colonial Dames. Chinese export porcelain and English ceramics are permanently on view.

A remarkable costume collection, dating from the 18th through the 20th centuries, includes dresses, fans, shoes, parasols and children's clothing, selections of which are on continuous display.

Open: May - October
Wed, Thur, Sat, 12-4 pm (last tour at 3:30 pm)
Closed in 2006: May 17, 18, 20, 27; July 1; September 2
Admission: $5.00


Directions: The house is opposite the Boston Common, under which there is a parking garage.
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Attractions Boston



Boston Aquariums


Boston, MA, 02215
Phone: (617) 512-4270 Fax: (617) 424-8711
Category: Attractions
Website: http://www.BostonAquariums.net
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Boston Children's Museum

300 Congress Street
Boston, MA, 02210
Phone: 617.426.8855 Fax:
Category: Attractions
Website: http://www.bostonkids.org/index2.html
Description:
Exhibits focus on early childhood development and have three themes: arts, culture, and science.
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Boston Fire Museum

344 Congress Street
Boston, MA, 02210
Phone: (617) 482-1344 Fax:
Category: Attractions
Website: http://www.bostonfiremuseum.com
Description:
The Museum will open for the season on April 1 at 11 Am and will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until October 28.
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Boston Fire Museum


Boston History Center & Museum

55 Court Street
Boston, MA, 02108
Phone: (617) 367-1955 Fax:
Category: Attractions
Website: http://www.bostonmuseum.org
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Gardner Museum

2 Palace Road
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: (617) 566-1401 Fax:
Category: Attractions
Website: http://www.gardnermuseum.com
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Museum of Afro American History

14 Beacon Street Suite 719
Boston, MA, 02108
Phone: (617) 725-0022 Fax:
Category: Attractions
Website: http://www.afroammuseum.org
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Museum of Fine Arts Boston


Boston, MA, 02108
Phone: (617) 267-9703 Fax:
Category: Attractions
Website: http://www.mfa.org
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Museum of Science

Science Park
Boston, MA, 02114
Phone: (617) 723-2500 Fax:
Category: Attractions
Website: http://www.museumscience.org
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Nichols House Museum

55 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA, 02108
Phone: (617) 227-6993 Fax:
Category: Attractions
Website: http://www.nicholshousemuseum.org
Description:
HOURS OF ADMISSION
12:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.

May 1 - October 31
Tuesday through Saturday

November 1 - April 30
Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Closed for most major holidays


Tour Schedule
First tour at 12 noon;
Tours on the half-hour thereafter.
Last tour at 4:00 p.m.

Admission Adults $7
Children 12 and under free

Special tours by appointment.
Please call: 617.227.6993
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