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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 29 July 2017
Turlock, California
via mobile
A great experience!

What a fun place! We enjoyed the interactive exhibits and the opportunity to see the original... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Hudson, New Hampshire
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This library preserves historical and legal records of Massachusetts for its citizens. The museum offers formal exhibits showcasing its artifacts.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good54%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
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220 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125-3314
Dorchester / Roxbury / Mattapan
+1 617-727-2816
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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 8 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 10 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 The Treasurer's exhibit of historical documents is extraordinary.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 29 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 2 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
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Before stopping over at the Kennedy Library, we went to the Commonwealth Museum since it was so close. Parking is free but limited. We got in early and were welcomed by a friendly staff. Though small (about an hour is a safe bet to see...More

2  Thank jkoz148
Reviewed 19 July 2015

The compact but comprehensive Commonwealth Museum is located in the State Archives building directly next to the JFK Library and Edward M. Kennedy Institute, and adjacent to the UMass Boston campus which is south of downtown Boston, just off Morrissey Blvd. The one criticism I...More

2  Thank Car Keys
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