Historic and cultural attractions in and around Boston


Freedom Trail: A walking path linking 16 historic sites between Boston Common and
Bunker Hill Monument. Granary burial ground, Paul Revere’s house and Old North Church are just a few of the attractions along the way.



Faneuil HallFaneuil Hall: this old market building, first built in 1742, sits at the site of the old town dock. Market stalls on the first floor service shoppers much as they did in Paul Revere’s day.




The Boston Public Garden is America’s first public garden, designed by architect George Meacham in the1850’s. There are many interesting statues in the garden, among them are eight bronze ducklings from the famous children’s book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. Across the street is the Boston Common, a historic spot where “witch” Mary Dyer was hung and revolutionary soldiers practiced.



The Museum of Fine Arts, BostonMuseum of Fine Arts currently features an exhibit on Art Deco, on view through Jan 9, 2004. Enter this glamorous world of modernity and change, and enjoy the decorative forms, luxurious objects, and sleek, machine-age materials of Art Deco.



Salem Witch MuseumThe Salem Witch Museum in Salem MA brings you back to the witch trials of 1692 through exhibits, stage sets, and haunted happenings tours.



Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Isabella Stewart Gardner first welcomed visitors to her museum in 1903. Guests gazed in wonder at the courtyard full of flowers, and viewed one of the nation’s finest collections of art. The Gardner Museum has remained essentially unchanged since its founder’s death in 1924. Three floors of galleries surround a garden courtyard blooming with life in all seasons.



Harvard University has many top museums on campus. Some highlights of exhibits this fall are:


Masterworks of East Asian Painting. Sackler Museum through March 13, 2005. This exhibit features works on paper and silk from Japan, China and Korea and reflects Harvard’s long and continuing tradition of collecting and celebrating the arts of Asia.



Bringing Japan to Boston: the Edward S. Morse Collection. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Objects featured include pottery from the Heian through Edo periods, hats, shoes, Ainu prayer sticks, noh masks, and architectural models.





Frontiers in Nanoscale Science and Technology
October 25–26, 2004
Harvard University
A workshop on: Coherent Electronics, Quantum Information Processing, and Quantum Optoelectronic
UCSB Harvard MIT Museum of Science, Boston U Tokyo Sandia National Labs Oak Ridge National Lab Brookhaven National Labs Delft University


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October 31, 2005