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Discover one of Boston’s hidden cultural treasures: The Mapparium! This world-famous, three-story globe is one of the key attractions at The Mary Baker Eddy Library and has been visited by more than 10 million people since it was constructed in...more
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited during a week-long trip to Boston in early July. We actually first heard about the place only a few days before during a hop-on, hop-off trolley tour as the trolley was passing nearby. Googling it that evening, we determined we...More

Thank MerelyATourist
Reviewed 2 days ago

where else can you step inside a stained glass globe and marvel at 1930's craftsmanship? A national treasure.

Thank roamingnoni
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had some time to kill so went for a visit. Incredibly interesting and fun. The map as it was in 1935---Palestine, Czechoslovakia, Belgian Congo, etc. Acoustically amazing. Quick stop, maybe half an hour, but remarkable and memorable. $4 for a senior. Oh just go.

Thank SVFirstEdition
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is obviously a quick tour, but definitely worth doing, and can be combined with a free tour of the adjacent church which is beautiful and contains one of the largest pipe organs in the world. A couple of our group had visited the Mapparium...More

1  Thank Susanplus3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have a lot of time and this was a pretty short tour, but fun. We enjoyed The Mapparium and the tour guide was very nice.

Thank MarinaVH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating exhibit in a beautiful older building. My family of 5 (kids aged 14, 10, 5) thoroughly enjoyed this very unique attraction. Very reasonable admission price, plus all the amenities you'll need as you're exploring Boston (bathrooms, vending machines, etc). A very easy 10 minute...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing we did in Boston was finding this little gem of a place that has the most extraordinary glass globe with incredible acoustics and you walk INSIDE it! It is the world in 1936 and aside from being a classic work of art,...More

1  Thank Shalaleh B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really fun to see the world as it was in the 1930s. Admissions a bit stiff but near MFA and worth a visit while in the area.

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of the home of Christain Science complex, which is all worth a visit. The Mapparium is just brilliant - do not miss it. We also took a tour of the big Church with its amazing organ - 11000 pipes!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mapparium is amazing would highly recommend. In the same complex they also offer free tours of the church and building which is also worth a look.

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