Boston Museums & Attractions

Boston is a city of history-makers, innovators, creators, and barrier-breakers. So, it's no surprise that our museums and attractions are iconic. Home to world-renowned museums, storied sports stadiums, star-studded concert venues, distinguished performance theaters, trendy nightclubs, vast urban green spaces, and 23 vibrant neighborhoods, you'll find what you're looking for in Boston. 

See the listings below for more information on Boston's top attractions.

Museum Exhibits to See in 2024

Explore Black identity at the Peabody Essex Museum, uncover Boston’s influence on Jazz at the Museum of African American History, and examine the loss of natural diversity at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. See our top exhibits.

Top Boston Attractions

Step into history on the Freedom Trail, experience breathtaking views at View Boston, dive deeper at the New England Aquarium, explore masters at the Museum of Fine Arts, or find true nostalgia with a Swan Boat ride in the Boston Public Garden - here's our list of bucket list worthy attractions in Boston:

Museum of Fine Arts

The MFA is one of the world's premier art museums with masterpieces from around the world.

Boston Duck Tour

Get the best introDUCKtion to Boston as you cruise by the places that make us the city of firsts.

Fenway Park Tours

Explore the hallowed walls and legendary moments of America's Most Beloved Ballpark.

Boston Public Library

America's first public library features a collection of over 33 million items for you to explore.

Featured Exhibits

Bats! May 25

Bats!

Meet bats — live and up close — in this multisensory exhibition exploring the wondrous world of bats and our connections with…

Boston Fire Museum May 25

Boston Fire Museum

The Boston Fire Museum houses some of the oldest devices used to fight fires in Boston. In addition to buckets, trumpets, and fire…

Bunker Hill Museum May 25

Bunker Hill Museum

The Bunker Hill Museum’s exhibits and dioramas tell the stories of the Battle of Bunker Hill, the construction of the Monument…

Ethiopia at the Crossroads May 25

Ethiopia at the Crossroads

This extraordinary exhibition celebrates the artistic traditions of Ethiopia from their origins to the present day. Explore nearly…

Firelei Báez May 25

Firelei Báez

This is the first North American survey dedicated to the richly layered work of Firelei Báez (b. 1981, Dominican Republic). One of…

Gene Cultures May 25

Gene Cultures

Who decides how and when transformative new biotechnologies will be used? What questions do we need to ask before making decisions…

Glass Flowers Gallery May 25

Glass Flowers Gallery

One of Harvard University’s most famous treasures is the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of…

Hallyu! The Korean Wave May 25

Hallyu! The Korean Wave

Join us on an immersive and multisensory journey through a fascinating history, and celebrate a vibrant creative force that…

Museum of Bad Art May 25

Museum of Bad Art

MOBA is the world's only museum dedicated to the collection, exhibition, and celebration of bad art in all forms. This year's…

Perspective Play May 25

Perspective Play

Boston Children’s Museum recently opened Perspective Play, a collection of photographs taken while looking down from above…

Get Inspired

Search for hidden gems in Franklin Park, explore Boston's outdoor art scene, embark on a sunset cruise in the Harbor, or uncover over 400 years of history. No matter what's in your perfect itinerary, here's how to have a uniquely Boston experience.

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Boston's Famous Landmarks

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Activities & Attractions

12 Hidden Gems to Visit in Boston

Discover one-of-a-kind stops for your next Boston trip Sometimes you have to get off the beaten path to truly experience the soul…

How to Explore Boston by Boat

The warmer season in Boston is like no other city, with easy access to beautiful water views, activities, and experiences. Check…

History

A Day in Boston: History Edition

Morning Start your day by exploring South Boston. We recommend grabbing a coffee and egg sandwich from Sidewalk Café or…

Neighborhoods

Harvard Square at your Feet

If you’re itching to explore the Square or perhaps, visit for the first time, then take a self-guided walking tour! You can…

Outdoor Arts in Boston

Explore Boston's outdoor art scene on your next walk around the city! Boston is filled with incredible art ready to be…

Save on Attractions

Experience some of the best attractions in Boston for a discounted price with the Boston CityPASS® and Go City Pass.