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“Well Worth a Visit”

Boston Public Library
Ranked #4 of 359 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: On the National Register of Historic Places, the library opened in 1852 as the first free, publicly-supported municipal library in America.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

First of all it is free. The building has some excellent interior spaces with the Reading Rooms amongst the stars. The murals on the top floor are interesting with boards available to explain them

Thank 27williamson
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Located on Boylston St. There is an entrance from Boylston which is the newer section of the building. Around the corner is the older section. The art work is very eye catching. There are many rooms/halls. It looks like it is out of a movie. There is a pretty cool courtyard as well.
This will not wow you, but a pretty good spot to visit. Good to combine with the Trinity Church and Old South Church. Close to the Prudential Center observatory as well.

Thank Vincent S
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Fascinating building, both as in architecture as well as historical value. A must visit, even if for a walk-through, for every visitor to Boston.

Thank Mrugesh B
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Set up near the cafe we loved watching and meeting these two.
They are there live Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday . Very interesting
and informative about todays news and events!!

Thank weathergoddess2014
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The atmosphere for tea in the Boston Public Library sounds odd, but is actually quite wonderful. From the "book" menus to the artistic black and white photos of the library on the walls, the setting is both appropriate and special. The high tea is pricey at $40 per person, but well worth is as it includes mouthfuls of many small sandwiches, scones, and desserts, enough to keep your tummy happy without feeling too full. Also, you are able to try different varieties of tea when your 2-cup teapot is empty. I would return again, especially on memorable occasions. We were celebrating a birthday and there was a group of women enjoying a baby shower as well.

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