Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston

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#33 of 35 in Museums in Boston
The Massachusetts Historical Society is a major historical archive specializing in early American, Massachusetts, and New England history. It is located at 1154 Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts and is the oldest historical society in the United States, having been established in 1791.

The Society's building was constructed in 1899 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. In 2016, The Boston Landmarks Commission designated it a Boston Landmark.
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  • A beautiful old building with hidden treasures. Documents dating back hundreds of years and library of many old original books from Pre colonial period. Original paintings too. It’s free and worth...  more »
  • Were walking past and noticed presentation that evening by Prof Freeman from Yale on new book Field of Blood. Made very welcome by society and enjoyed great talk in a wonderful historic session. Also....  more »
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  • The Massachusetts Historical Society is the most accurate source of information about the history of the cultural, political, and social development in the state. They are a source I have utilized for my forthcoming book on the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Exhibits include an original copy of The Declaration of Independence. There are plentiful events provided too.

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