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The Mapparium, Boston

#11 of 36 in Museums in Boston
Monument · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Experience the globe, frozen in time, through a stained-glass world map built in a concave shape around you at The Mapparium. Located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library, this exhibit showcases the world map during 1935 and gives you an understanding of geography and history at that time. Don't miss the whispering gallery--the globe's acoustics enable you to converse with someone on the other side of the bridge as if they were right next to you. Plan to visit The Mapparium and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Boston attractions using our Boston trip planning website.
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  • Though the main attraction of the Mapparium is the walk through the the interior of the great glass globe, the building containing the globe is also worth exploring. It is full of Art Deco styled...  more »
  • This exhibit is truly a teachable moment. Located in The Mary Eddy Library, it was fascinating to see the countries of the world in a three dimensional perspective. Where could you ever have the...  more »

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