Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Sure, it makes sense to seek out old churches and places where colonial-era events occurred if you are interested in historic Boston architecture. But a public library? The Boston Public Library is the nation's first free municipal library and a National Historic Landmark. It is a magnificent building filled with murals and sculptures, and tours are available. And get this: The tours are free and no reservations are required.
The Old State House,which dates back to the early 1700s and offers tours to learn about its historical significance as well as its period architecture.
Christian Science Plaza,which is the home of the Mother Church for the Christian Science faith and offers lovely examples of Romanesque and Byzantine-Renaissance style architecture.
Among the places you might consider visiting are the circa-1877 Trinity Church, which is regarded as one of the country's most notable houses of worship.
North of the city,the Peabody Essexin Salem is among the nation's foremost museums for Asian art(befitting the historic city's early years as a major trade port withthe East) as well as maritime and Native American art and culture.
And speaking of new, the Institute of Contemporary Art offers an impressive collection of modern works and exhibits in a striking building on Fan Pier that opened in 2006.
Works by the masters, such asRembrandt, Titan, and Matisse can also be enjoyed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which added an elegant new wing as well in 2012.
The grand Museum of Fine Arts,one of the nation's finest, got even grander museum of fine arts with the opening of Art of the America's Wing in late 2010.
Hey theater aficionado, we know you love seeing shows. But do you love saving money? Thought so. Stop by the BosTix booths or visit BosTix online for ½-price day-of-show tickets and other nifty offers.
No two shows are ever the same at the Improv Asylum.
Speaking of comedy, headliners make 'em laugh at The Wilbur Theatre's Comedy Connection.
The Charles is also where you canfind the long-but-not-quite-as-long-running Boston production of thestrange but hilarious Blue Man Group.
The Charles Playhouse is the home of the madcap comedy and Boston original, "Shear Madness,"the country's longest running play.
You can learn about the city's major productions at Broadway In Boston.
Other places to catch a show include the Huntington Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theatre. Learn more about A.R.T here...
ther places to catch a show include the Huntington Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theatre. Learn more about the Huntington here...
Theater and Comedy Whether it's touring productions, original dramas, or Broadway-bound plays,Boston's shear madness stages are abuzz with performances. The Theater District boasts a number of grand and historic, but lovingly maintained theaters such as the Wang and Shubert, which are collectively known as the Citi Performing Arts Center.
If you enjoy dance, see what the Boston Ballet has to offer.
Head to Royale to experience your favorite bands in more intimate settings.