Due to the high winds, rain, floods and power outages, Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston will be delaying the start of the service today, Wednesday October 27, until 11am. The Seaport shuttle is running 11-1pm

Our Harbor Cruise inclusion ends Nov. 14. Gold & Platinum pass holders will receive an extra day on the trolley starting Nov. 15. Check schedule for details. Read our tour updates & safety information.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)

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Exterior of the Great Dome at MIT, must see Boston architecture

M.I.T.

The campus of this world renowned science and technology institution extends more than a mile along the Charles River Basin. The school was founded by William Barton Rogers in 1861, with the founding philosophy of “learning by doing.” During WWII, the school served as a federally funded research and development center. In 1916, George Eastman donated the funds to build a new campus on the Cambridge side of the Charles River.

The original central group of interconnecting buildings was dedicated in 1916; additional landmark buildings were designed by leading architects. The Stata Center was designed by Frank Gehry, Simmons Hall was designed by Steven Holl, and Building 46 by Charles Correa. Well-known works of art are placed throughout the campus. MIT also has the second largest university-based nuclear reactor, a pressurized wind tunnel, a towing tank for testing ocean structure designs, and a low-emission cogeneration plant.

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