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Boston Athenaeum Tours and Tickets

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An athenaeum is defined as "an association of persons interested in scientific and literary pursuits, meeting for the purpose of mutual improvement; a literary or scientific club." The Boston Athenaeum was founded in 1807, placing it among the oldest independent libraries in the country. For more than 200 years, it has proven a vital cultural and educational institution for the city. Today it houses more than 600,000 titles, including a sizable circulating collection, a children's library, multiple reading rooms for newspapers and magazines, and ample quiet spaces.

The public is welcome to view the first floor and exhibition gallery, while a membership is required to visit all remaining floors.

Non-members interested in exploring and learning more of the building's history can take a weekly Art and Architecture Tour which is open to the public. The 40-minute tour focuses on theimportance of the Athenæum’s architectural history as well as its fine arts collection. The building has been moved, expanded, and renovated multiple times over the past two centuries, including most recently in 1999-2002.

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10 ½ Beacon St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02108
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour. If you upgrade to the Gold or Platinum Pass, you will be given your (seasonal) Harbor Cruise ticket when you check in for the Trolley Tour. These seasonal cruises depart periodically throughout the day close to Stop 1.
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Boston Boo's and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Boston Boo's and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Join us and take a haunted crawl through some of Boston's most historic locations and notable pubs. You'll visit the bar that inspired the famous TV show "Cheers!", learn about the terrifying experiences some have had at the Boston Common, and visit the bar where John F. Kennedy Jr. wrote some of his famous speeches, along with visiting several other unique and haunted locations. On select nights, come have a few sips of local spirits while hearing about the city's local haunted Spirits and while exploring the beautiful streets of Boston. Join us on the new Spirits of Boston Haunted Pub Crawl and visit the city’s historic haunts and ghostly pubs and enjoy booze and Boo's at some of its most infamous paranormal and tipsy hotspots. *This tour price does not include tastings or tours of the facilities.
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Boston Scavenger Hunt: The Story of America

Boston Scavenger Hunt: The Story of America

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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Self-Guided Spooky Ghost Tour of Boston

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Self-Guided Spooky Ghost Tour of Boston

Welcome to Boston, home of the American Revolution, site of the Tea Party, and a hotspot for…. ghosts? That’s right — this historic city is full of dark graveyards, spooky sightings, and haunted houses. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the Masonic Building, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. NO EXPIRATION — THE TOUR IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MINUTE YOU BOOK UNTIL FOREVER! THIS IS NOT A TICKET TO ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE ROUTE. CHECK COVID RULES AND OPENING HOURS BEFORE YOUR VISIT.
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What are Boston Athenaeum hours of operation?
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Boston Athenaeum hours of operation: Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday-Friday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Boston Athenaeum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Boston Athenaeum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Boston Athenaeum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Boston Athenaeum costs USD 5.00. Guided Boston Athenaeum tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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