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Important Message from Boston Tea Party Ships. Read more. Also, Important Message on the Boston Old Town Trolley Tours during Red Sox games and events around stop 12. Read more.

Wednesday April 25th Very Busy- Public tours running every hour between 10:00 and 3:30. Waits may be longer than normal.
Friday, April 27th Public Tours every 45 mins between 10:00 am and 12:30. Guest may have a longer Morning wait.  Do not wait until the last tour at 5 pm to arrive.
On days there is a Game or other event at Fenway Park, Old Town Trolley Service to Stop # 12 (Fenway Park) will cease one hour before the start if the event and recommence 1/2 hour after the event starts. During and at the end of the Ball Game or event, we will monitor traffic at Fenway and at our discretion may suspend service to Stop #12
Guest are advised that Fenway is a relatively easy walk from Stop # 11, Dalton Street, during the time Stop # 12 is closed.
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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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