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Congratulations! You are booking the best sightseeing tour that Boston has to offer. You are not alone however, and during September and October we are very busy. We would like to let you know in advance that you may face longer than usual wait times to board a trolley. Don’t let this discourage you, our friendly and professional local experts will be on hand to make sure that you get to see and experience EVERYTHING that Boston has to offer during your time with us. Welcome aboard
The Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum is CLOSED Sunday, Oct 20th., due to a scheduled private event.
All stops are open and we are not servicing stop #17A today (10/20/2019)

 

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Boston Athenaeum

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boston athenaeum

Boston Athenaeum

One of the oldest libraries in the United States, the Athenaeum was founded in 1807 and is an exclusive club of sorts in which a membership is required to use the many magnificent resources of this institution. But feel free to visit the first floor of this historic building that is open to the public and is home to an art gallery with a variety of rotating exhibits. Marble busts, porcelain vases, oil paintings, books and more are a delight to browse through and view. There’s also a children’s room with cozy reading nooks that overlook the Granary Burying Ground.

Guided tours are offered as well; they have limited space and fill up fast but it is surely worth it; just call a day ahead to get your spot. You’ll be treated to such sights as shelves and shelves of antique books, various artworks and marvelous collections that include most of George Washington’s private library and the King’s Chapel Library which came from England’s William III in 1698.

The Boston Athenaeum is located at 10 1/2 Beacon Street.

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