Commonwealth Museum, Boston

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  • We visited this museum by accident whilst on our walk to the JFK Museum. What a delight. As tourists it provided an excellent overview of American history with wonderful displays. If you have the.....  more »
  • Ask for a tour when you arrive and a friendly docent will take you through this small museum in about 30 minutes. Then use the free audio guide and go back to get more details on the exhibits. The...  more »
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  • Awesome compact museum detailing Mass history across durn JFK museum. It's free too!
  • Good place to visit which is underrated probably because it's free and is less well advertised than its neighbour the JFK library and museum which requires payment. I was one of around 6 people I saw during my visit of around 90 minutes. They could definitely do with better PR and be more ready to greet visitors - and having a cafe would definitely help too! The photo I've uploaded shows a anti slavery medallion "Am I Not a Man And a Brother?"¬†originally designed by Wedgwood, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, and where I come from. Wedgwood anti slavery medallions were sent to Benjamin Franklin 1788 who was then president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society. Maybe look into the influences the up and coming US had abroad?

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