Best Museums in Boston

Locals’ favourite places

1. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave
258local recommendations
Perry says “The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in C...” ·
2. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
150local recommendations
Home On Blaine
Home On Blaine says “A true Gem of Boston. Very unique small palace where one can relax while enjoying personal art colle...” ·
3. Museum of Science
1 Science Park
132local recommendations
Tatiana says “The Museum’s mission is to play a leading role in transforming the nation’s relationship with scienc...” ·
4. The Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Drive
92local recommendations
Davis (2-2S)
Davis (2-2S) says “Modern art museum on the Boston Waterfront. Great views of Boston Harbor and exciting modern art exh...” ·
5. Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy St
71local recommendations
James says “Part of Harvard University and comprised of three museums - The Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Mus...” ·
6. Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St
62local recommendations
Caroline says “Variety of art collections. Newly renovated Fogg Museum, the Natural History Museum with the famo...” ·
7. Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St
51local recommendations
Susan says “This is my very favorite museum. You do need a car to visit. The Chinese house is so unique and spec...” ·
8. Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress St
45local recommendations
Tatiana says “Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest, and one of the most influential children’s museums in...” ·
9. USS Constitution Museum
44local recommendations
Melora says “Awesome old US Navy ship. Lots of history about the old way of running things and a great place to ...” ·
10. MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Ave
37local recommendations
Joan says “U do not need to be a physicist to love this place! A rare collection of holograms, MIT robotics La...” ·
11. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
32local recommendations
Jasmine says “The JFK Library and Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys h...” ·
12. The Paul Revere House
19 N Square
26local recommendations
William says “Paul Revere's home and oldest house in Boston” ·
13. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
306 Congress St
22local recommendations
John says “Take the tour; it is not too expensive. But this is a great take because you can go inside part of t...” ·
14. Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 N Washington Square
19local recommendations
Jamie says “What's not to love? Learn about the Salem Witch Trials, set in the round and super campy. Fun!” ·
15. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Rd
18local recommendations
Amanda says “If you have or can get access to a car (or want to go for a long bike ride), the deCordova is a hidd...” ·
16. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Ave
13local recommendations
Steve says “A stunning old school museum that has almost always has some kind of great program going on for kids...” ·
17. The Museum Of Bad Art
55 Davis Square
8local recommendations
Luke says “Always a local destination for seeing some truly interesting artwork and to catch a movie at the sam...” ·
18. Boston Fire Museum
344 Congress St
6local recommendations
19. Nichols House Museum
55 Mt Vernon St
3local recommendations
John says “Period Victorian House turned Museum”
20. Witch Dungeon Museum
16 Lynde St
4local recommendations
Dale says “Realistic replica of the dungeon man of the victims were held in. Also includes a reenactment of a w...” ·
21. Museum of African American History
46 Joy St
4local recommendations
Bernardo says “Experience the underground railroad.” ·
22. Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston St
3local recommendations
23. Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
3local recommendations
Heather says “See the work of famous sculptor who lived in Arlington in the setting of a colonial-era house.” ·
24. Hammond Castle Museum
80 Hesperus Ave
8local recommendations
Chase says “Great day trip to a beautiful old estate from a bygone era.” ·
25. Fairbanks House
East St
4local recommendations
Rosanne says “Oldest wooden house in the U.S.” ·
26. Salem Wax Museum
288 Derby St
4local recommendations
Dick And Diane
Dick And Diane says “Step into Salem Wax Museum’s darkest dungeon and witness the horrors of Dr. Frankenstein. Open daily...”
27. Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
210 Morrissey Blvd
2local recommendations
Robin says “Institute contains a full-scale reproduction of the United States Senate Chamber,a replica of Senato...”
28. Museum of Fine Arts Promenade
Museum of Fine Arts Promenade
3local recommendations
29. Stevens-Coolidge Place
137 Andover St
3local recommendations
Grace says “Beautiful gardens. Perfect for a picnic or a stroll. Friday afternoons they open their cutting gar...”
30. Royall House and Slave Quarters
15 George St
3local recommendations
Laurel says “This museum gives thought-provoking tours about the history of slavery in the North.”