Boston and Cambridge brim with history, museums, shopping at Faneuil Hall

The many attractions of Boston and Cambridge bring delight to visitors from around the country and the world. The city’s museums – for fine arts, science, and children – along with the world-class New England Aquarium, are fun for family vacations, as is a ferry ride to the not-far-off Boston Harbor Islands. Everyone enjoys following the red brick path of the Freedom Trail among the churches, cemeteries, and Colonial buildings where Revolutionary history unfolded. Shopping is great at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Newbury Street. It’s easy to find lodgings for families, or people who love luxury, or people looking to sink into a relaxing spa after a day of touring.

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Wedding Rings - Concord Museum - Concord, MA
Concord Museum

35 Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Road Concord, MA, 01742 Phone: 978-369-9763

Thoreau's desk, "One if by Land, Two if by Sea" lantern among many historic objects on site

Among the many highlights of the Concord Museum’s 45,000 objects in its collections: the lantern used by Paul Revere; Henry Thoreau’s desk where he drafted “Walden” and “Civil Disobedience”, as well as significant items from his study. Fashions and furniture from centuries past, intricate timepieces and decorated fans and fireplace bellows, household goods and so much more fill the 16 galleries. Especially popular is the April 19, 1775 gallery, with its digital map showing what happened on that important day, as well as items from muskets to powder horns. Children especially love the museum’s scavenger hunts and interactive stations. Check the website calendar for special holiday events, as well as a schedule of readings and programs.
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area - Boston, MA
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

191w Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA, 02109 Phone: 617-223-8666

Islands in Boston Harbor, and easy ferry ride from downtown. Swimming, hiking, picnicking. A fun day trip

Let yourself slip back in time with guided lighthouse tours (June-October) and ranger-narrated Discovery and Sunset Cruises (summer). There are also frequent special events and activities held on some islands for people of all ages. Sail the waters that conceal old shipwrecks and histories of war, pirates, and spooks! Click the ticket link below this listing for ferry tickets & schedule information.
Earthquake Table - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston - Somerville, MA
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

598 Assembly Row Somerville, MA, 02145 Phone: 617-702-5593 Toll-Free: 866-228-6439

Designed for families with a spacious family restroom, full baby changing facilities, plus wheelchair and stroller accessibility throughout, the Discovery Center is a great place to spend a day and help your child learn new building skills in a most magical atmosphere. With 2 rides, 10 LEGO build and play zones and workshops by the Master Model Builder, you’ll have plenty to enjoy and bring home with you. Plan a LEGO themed birthday party, a one-of-a-kind school trip, and get group pricing on tickets. Relax in the coffee shop and purchase all your favorite LEGO products in the amazing retail shop.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Encounters Cambridge MA
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

At Harvard University - 11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02138 Phone: 617-496-1027

Explore the enduring importance of rivers and canoes in Penobscot tribal life. See the archaeology of Harvard Yard, how students lived at colonial Harvard, and the role of the 17th-century Indian College in Harvard’s early years. Trace the birth of American anthropology through the China trade, the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the Javanese Village at the Fair, expeditions to the Arctic and the American Southwest, and more in the museum’s 150th anniversary exhibition. Visit the website for special exhibitions. Admission to the connected Harvard Museum of Natural History and its famed Glass Flowers is included. Open daily 9:00 AM–5:00 PM.
Old Sturbridge Village - More than a Museum!