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Greater Boston and Cambridge offer indoor & outdoor fun for children and families

Family activities are plentiful in the Boston and Cambridge region, and some have the added advantage of teaching children lessons in American Revolutionary history in a way that is painless and exciting, like a visit to “Old Ironsides” and the USS Constitution Museum in neighboring Charlestown. What else? Jump aboard a ferry for a day of hiking and picnicking on the Boston Harbor Islands; visit the New England Aquarium or the city’s great children’s and science museums; walk the Freedom Trail; buy lunch and mementos at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Many lodgings welcome families with kids to Boston. It’s easy to find family friendly lodgings and money-saving deals.

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Pied Piper - Concord Museum - Concord, MA
Concord Museum

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

Museum involves families, children with interactive exhibits, scavenger hunts

When it comes to getting children involved in learning about history, the Concord Museum has several ideas. The museum uses everything from close-looking prompts that encourage a deeper look at an object to interactive stations throughout the galleries and special scavenger hunts to get families involved. And, of course, there are several items that capture children’s imaginations, like the lantern that signaled how the British were coming (“one if by land, two if by sea”); and a flute and desk used by Henry David Thoreau. Items in the April 19, 1775 gallery are also fascinating to children - and at our History Learning Cart they can get hands-on with some of those objects including powder horns and muskets as well as a digital map that, step by step, takes viewers through the events of that important day. Strollers are permitted throughout the museum.
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Meet Boston

Information Centers on Boston Common and Prudential Towers (Center Court) Boston, MA, 02116 Phone: 888-733-2678

Family-friendly Boston has something for everyone – and it’s all a short walk away

Families love Boston, and it’s no secret why: It’s so walkable, and there’s so much to do, everyone leaves happy. See tea tossed overboard at the Tea Party Ships & Museum, then take in the Children’s Museum practically next door. Visit the Paul Revere House and the USS Constitution on the exciting Freedom Trail, catch a game at Fenway or take a relaxing trip on the famous Swan Boats in the Public Garden (don’t forget to visit the “Make Way for Ducklings” statues while you’re there). There are plenty of playgrounds, a classic carousel, trolley and duck boat tours, street performers at fun Faneuil Hall, seals, penguins and sharks in the New England Aquarium – and you can watch a lightning storm happen indoors in the Museum of Science.
John Adams Homestead - Discover Quincy - Quincy, MA
Discover Quincy

City of Quincy Welcome Center - 1259 Hancock Street Quincy, MA, 02169 Phone: 617-471-1700

Home of two presidents boasts historic sites, great beaches, shopping, hiking, dining

It’s not surprising that a city known for so many families – the Adamses, Quincys and Hancocks – would have activities and attractions popular with families. Visiting the Adams' Homesteads and Presidential Library. (In the Stone Library, you’ll find the Mendi Bible given to John Quincy Adams by the Amistad enslaved people.) Walk to the Abigail Adams Cairn, the site where she and John Quincy watched the smoke and fire from the Battle of Bunker Hill. From the Quincy RiverWalk, you can launch your kayak. Shop or dine in stylish Marina Bay, with incredible Boston skyline views. Hike or bike (or ski) in Blue Hills Reservation, take a harbor cruise, or climb a lighthouse in the Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park.
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