The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston

#17 of 48 in Historic Sites in Boston
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The First Church of Christ, Scientist is the administrative headquarters and mother church of the Church of Christ, Scientist, also known as the Christian Science church. Christian Science was founded in the 19th century in Lynn, Massachusetts, by Mary Baker Eddy with the publication of her book Science and Health (1875).

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, is located in the 13.5-acre Christian Science Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. The center is owned by the church and contains the Original Mother Church (1894); Mother Church Extension (1906); Christian Science Publishing House (1934), which houses the Mary Baker Eddy Library; Reflection Hall (1971); Administration Building (1972); and Colonnade Building (1972). There is also a reflecting pool and fountain.
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  • This is a huge important institution in the city. It's a big imposing church and is the HQ of this sect which you can find all over the world. A religious center.  more »
  • I've toured the Mother Church of the First Church of Christ, Scientist half a dozen times, and love introducing family and friends visiting Boston to this beautiful site. I've long been interested in....  more »
  • A beautiful contemplative experience. This is a welcoming atmosphere where everyone can feel the presence of the healing saving Christ.
  • The Mapparium is very interesting, but a very quick tour. There are many friendly guides willing to spend time & answer questions. The pipe organ is spectacular.

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