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The West End Museum

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150 Staniford St, Suite 7, Boston, MA 02114-2511
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum dedicated to the history of the west end of Boston. It is a forgotten or unknown part of Boston's history. The staff are wonderful and provide a wealth of information. You only need about an hour to enjoy this off...More

Thank Gwenn T
Reviewed May 9, 2018

I can't recommend this museum enough to anyone who lives or works in Boston. Although I knew the basic story behind the fall of the West End prior to visiting the museum, I left with a much bigger appreciation for how devastating the destruction of...More

Thank Cody P
Reviewed December 11, 2017

Leonard Nimoy (aka Spock from Star Trek) called the West End home. He like many others were displaced in the late 1950 during one of the most devastating urban renewal project. It's across the street from North Station, the TD Garden and most conveniently located...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

A gem of a museum covering the history of the West End and the "bold" vision that wiped away so much of the history of the place. #historymatters Excellent and very knowledgeable guide.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Prior to the 1950s, Boston's West End neighborhood used to be a densely populated, working class immigrant community, almost the opposite of West End today. The West End Museum, located on the edge of the neighborhood near TD Garden, preserves the memory of old West...More

Thank Andrei S
Reviewed July 31, 2017

A bit of history of the west end of Boston. Major urban renewal project effected a major immigrant neighborhood in Boston think of the North end gone. The rich and colorful culture poof! It was replaced with luxury housing, office buildings and Mass General. A...More

Thank createcoo
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

This museum's permanent exhibit presents a compelling story that touches on themes of immigration, community, power, and urban planning. Through well-written text panels supplemented by photos, maps, some artifacts, and quotes from former West Enders, a memorable picture emerges of a now-vanished neighborhood that looked...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

This museum tells the excellent story of a large working class neighborhood that was labeled by the Eminent Domain Bureaucracy as urban plight. It points to that time in the 1950's when families were forced to relocate because of certain local politicians placed negative sounding...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

4 of us, each having lived in Boston at some point, spent a little over an hour in the West End Museum. We had an excellent time ; the story it tells is very engaging. It was the highlight of our day visiting Boston. (For...More

1  Thank bostonwake
Reviewed September 16, 2016

If you find you need to kill some time, need something to do before or after the science museum (as it's basically on the way if walking from downtown), looking for an affordable attraction (free with suggested donation), or simply want to learn a bit...More

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