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Commonwealth Museum

220 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125-3314
+1 617-727-2816
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Hidden Gem

This is a wonderful, free museum. It starts with a great video and then you are free to wander the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MicheleTrent
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Turlock, California
via mobile
Small, but interesting

This free museum is small, but very interesting. It is not worth a special trip, but if you are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert D
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Brooklyn, New York
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This library preserves historical and legal records of Massachusetts for its citizens. The museum offers formal exhibits showcasing its artifacts.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good58%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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220 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125-3314
Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
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+1 617-727-2816
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful, free museum. It starts with a great video and then you are free to wander the museum. My favorite part was the giant Declaration of Independence I was able to sign. There were several of hands on exhibits for kids as...More

Thank MicheleTrent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This free museum is small, but very interesting. It is not worth a special trip, but if you are visiting the JFK Library and Museum, walk across the parking lot to see this gem. There are hands on exhibits which explore various aspects of Massachusetts...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful, free museum. It starts with a great video and then you are free to wander the museum. My favorite part was the giant Declaration of Independence I was able to sign.

Thank MicheleTrent
Reviewed 9 January 2017

What a fun place! We enjoyed the interactive exhibits and the opportunity to see the original Massachusetts colony charter, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights. Stunning, really. We also had the opportunity to see the copper plate that was the the template for the...More

Thank Kgirl00
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very small museum, free admission/parking, highlight was seeing copies of original Constitution. Hands on activities for the kids. It took us just under 30 mins to complete exhibits. Nice to do after the JFK Presidential library/museum which is across the parking lot.

1  Thank Jimmish
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

It's a very interesting museum and my daughters liked its interaction, to be able to play questions and answers. The workers were also very helpful. Worth a 2-hours visit.

Thank jlrbBarcelona_Spain
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This museum exhibits a detailed historical view of Massachusetts. We are so versed on our Pilgrim heritage and revolutionary history that sometimes we neglect the other events in history that helped shape our commonwealth. The Treasurer's exhibit of historical documents is extraordinary. I was a...More

Thank Diane T
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Definitely come here before or after JFK museum! This is a small museum and the staff is very friendly. Willing to explain and answer questions as well as turn on the short intro movie. The museum itself is only about 1-2 rooms with a permanent...More

1  Thank Ben Y
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Small informative museum attached to the archives. Very nice and its free. Cool videos on all of the subjects of the Commonwealth. Very nice worth a visit.

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

After visiting the JFK Library, we walked over to the Commonwealth Museum out of curiosity. The twelve minute film that they showed us was a little strange as it focused on numerous parts of the Commonwealth's history and seemed a little scattered. The Declaration of...More

1  Thank Farrah H
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