OUT OF STATE DAY TRIPS
Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum
Congress Street Bridge., Boston, MA.
USS Constitution Museum
P.O. Box 1812
Boston, Massachusetts 02129
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720, USA
Fairbanks House 511 East St., Dedham, MA.
Constructed in 1742, has for centuries served as a marketplace and meeting hall for Bostonians. Named after Peter Faneuil, a wealthy Boston merchant, Faneuil Hall was the focus of revolutionary activity in Boston. It was here in 1764 that colonists first protested the Sugar Act and set down the doctrine of "no taxation without representation." Faneuil Hall, known as "The Cradle of Liberty," was also the site of rallies against the Stamp Act, the Townshend Act, and the landing of the British troops. In November of 1773, Bostonians held the first of a series of meetings at Faneuil Hall that lead to the famous Boston Tea Party.
Today Faneuil Hall is a stop on Boston's Freedom Trail and continues to serve as a marketplace and meeting hall. The Grasshopper Shops on the lower levels purvey a wide variety of uniquely Boston wares, while the second floor still serves as a public meeting place. Talks in the Great Hall are given by the National Park Service. The fourth floor contains the armory and museum of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. Faneuil Hall is open all year and is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston
465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. (617) 267-9300
Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
300 Walnut Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02119
The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists is an art museum dedicated to the promotion, exhibition, collection and criticism of the black visual arts heritage worldwide. Within the New England region, it has been the sole museum committed exclusively to the celebration of African, Caribbean and Afro-American
fine arts. The Museum operates programs in five areas: exhibitions, collections and conservation, publications, research and education. Exhibitions are wide ranging, covering photography, painting, sculpture and graphics. Among the resources offered by the Museum are its African holdings, its Afro-American prints and drawings collections, and its extensive archive of slides. The education programs of the Museum have been cited by the Getty Education Trust and others for their quality and innovation. In addition the Museum has produced many related programs, festivals and special activities designed to build interest in and support for the arts in its community. The Museum is open to the public from 1-5 PM every day except Monday. The general admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for students and seniors, and free for members and children 5 yrs. and under. School and other groups may schedule morning as well as afternoon tours. We can be reached at (617) 442-8614 (phone) or (617) 445-5525 (fax).
Museum of Science
Science Park, Boston, MA 02114-1099(617) 723-2500
The Museum of Science has remained on the cutting edge of science education by developing innovative and interactive exhibits and programs that both entertain and educate. Two of the Museum's more recent additions, the Hall Wing housing the Roger L. Nichols Gallery for temporary exhibits, and the Mugar Omni Theater, exemplify the Museum of Science's commitment to making science fun and accessible to all. The Mugar Omni Theater, opened in 1987, utilizes state-of-the-art film technology to project larger-than-life images onto a five-story high, domed screen, creating a "you are there" experience for viewers. More than 1.6 million people visit the Museum and its more than 400 interactive exhibits each year. The Museum is open daily. It will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The New England Aquarium
Central Wharf., Boston, MA.
Old Sturbridge Village
One Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge MA 01566
1-800-SEE-1830 or (508)347-3362 A recreated 1830s New England village.
PO Box 1620, Warren Avenue, Plymouth MA 02362
Features recreated 17th-century Pilgrim Village and the Mayflower II.
York's Wild Kingdom
PO Box 1139, York Beach, Maine 03910 (207) 363-4911