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Points of Interest

The following is a list of points of interest around the Boston area. You may want to check these out while you're in town.

Historic Sites

  • The Freedom Trail
    A red line that snakes its way along Boston's streets past historic site after historic site, The Freedom Trail takes you on a journey through Boston sites of the 18th century. Visit historic sites such as The Old State House, the Boston Massacre site, and The Old North Church (All of which can be visited while not on the Freedom Trail as well) with stops along the way to find the final resting places of historic figures such as Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock, and even Mother Goose.
    Hours: Varies by location
    Location: Starts in Boston Common near the Park Street subway station
    Admission: Varies. Most sites are free.
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride - Green Line inbound to Park Street station.

  • USS Constitution
    Nicknamed "Old Ironsides", the USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. A hero of the War of 1812, Old Ironsides is once again docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard and open to public tours.
    Hours: 10am - 4pm (Thur-Sun)
    Location: Navy Yard, Charlestown (on the Freedom Trail)
    Admission: Free (Visitors ages 18 and over wishing to embark USS Constitution may be subject to present a valid federal or state-issued photo ID at the ship's security entrance.)
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride - Green or Orange line inbound to North Station, make your way down Causeway St. to North Washington Avenue. To your left is the Charlestown Bridge. Take the right side of the bridge and cross it to the first light. Turn right onto Chelsea St. and, at the third traffic light, make a right turn. Shortly, you will come to a stop sign and see the National Park Service gate guard at the entrance to Charleston Naval yard. Just walk right in and you shall see the USS Constitution ahead of you.

  • Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
    You’ll not only view artifacts of historical importance, you’ll also have an all-encompassing, multi-sensory experience. At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, our museum experience will transport you on an incredible journey back in time as you take part in the famous event that forever changed the course of American History!
    Hours: 10am - 4pm daily
    Location: 306 Congress St., Boston MA
    Admission: Varies
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk – Green Line toward Lechmere. Change to Red Line at Park Street. Red line toward South Station. Exit train at South Station Stop (toward Atlantic Avenue exit). Turn right onto Congress St. The Tea Party Ship will be on the left.

  • Old North Church
    Old North Church, at 193 Salem Street, in the North End of Boston, is the location from which the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent.
    Hours: 9am - 5pm daily
    Location: 193 Salem Rd., Boston MA 02113 (on the Freedom Trail)
    Admission: $3 per person
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk – Green Line towards North Station. Exit train at Haymarket Station. Walk from here by heading Southeast on Haymarket Square toward John F. Fitzgerald Surface Rd. Turn right onto John F. Fitzgerald Surface Rd. Turn left onto Haymarket Square. Turn right onto Cross St. Turn left onto Salem St. Turn right onto Freedom Trail/Salem Ct. The church will be on the left.

  • Old State House
    The Old State House is a historic building in Boston, at the intersection of Washington and State Streets. Built in 1713, it was the seat of the Massachusetts legislature until 1798.
    Hours: 9am - 5pm daily
    Location: 206 Washington St., Boston MA 02109 (on the Freedom Trail)
    Admission: $8.50 Adults (18 or older)
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk – Green line towards Lechmere. Exit train at Government Center stop. Walk from here by heading Souhwest toward Court St. Turn left onto Court St. Continue onto State St. The Old State House will be on the right.

  • Bunker Hill Monument
    The Bunker Hill Monument stands 221 feet tall at Breed's Hill, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution fought on June 17, 1775. Control of this high ground near the harbor was important to the British occupation of Boston. When colonial forces chose to fortify Charlestown, they bypassed the more dominant "Bunker Hill" and dug in on Breed's Hill which was lower and closer to the water.
    Hours: 9am – 4:30pm daily
    Location: Monument Square, Charlestown MA 02129 (on the Freedom Trail)
    Admission: Free
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk – Green Line towards North Station. Exit the train at North Station stop. Walk from here by heading Northeast on Causeway St. toward Haverhill St. Turn left at Haverhill St. Take the pedestrian overpass then slight right toward Water St. Turn right onto Water St. Alight left toward Water St. Turn right onto Water St. Continue onot Constitution Rd. Turn left onto Warren St. Turn right onto Monument Avenue. Turn left onto Freedom Trail. Slight right to stay on Freedom Trail. Go up the stairs.

  • The Paul Revere House
    On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston's North End and set out on a journey that would make him into a legend. Today that home is still standing at 19 North Square and has become a national historic landmark. It is downtown Boston's oldest building and one of the few remaining from an early era in the history of colonial America.
    Hours: 9:30am - 4:15 daily
    Location: 19N Square, Boston MA 02113
    Admission: $3.50 Adults, $1 Children (5-17)
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk – Green Line towards Lechmere. Exit the train at Haymarket Station. Walk from here heading Southeast on Haymarket Square toward john F. Fitzgerald Surface Rd. Turn right onto John F. Fitzgerald Surface Rd. Turn left onto Hanover St.Turn right onto Cross St. Turn onto North St. Continue onto N Square.

  • New England Holocaust Memorial
    The Memorial represents the effort of more than 3,000 individuals and organizations, coming together to create a vibrant beacon of memory—and hope. Foster memory of, and reflection on, one of the great tragedies of our time. The New England Holocaust Memorial is an outdoor space, open and accessible to the public at all times. It is located in Carmen Park on Congress Street near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, on Boston’s historic Freedom Trail.
    Hours: Open and accessible to the public at all times.
    Location: Carmen Park on Congress Street near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, on Boston’s historic Freedom Trail.
    Admission: Free
    Distance from Anime Boston: Short subway ride - Green line to Government Center, walk past City Hall, go down all of the stairs and across the street.

Museums

  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston
    The Museum of Fine Arts Boston exhibits paintings, sculptures, and other works of art from the region and around the world. Tours are available as well as special children's programs.
    Hours: 10am - 4:45pm (Sat-Tue), 10am - 9:45pm (Wed-Fri, part of museum only - rest of museum only open until 4:45pm)
    Location: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston
    Admission: $25 for adults. $23 for Seniors and Students.
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride - Green Line "E" train from Prudential Center to Museum of Fine Arts

  • Boston Children's Museum
    Exhibits focus on early childhood development and the three themes: arts, culture, and science. Offers admission, program, and membership information.
    Hours: 10am-5pm (Sat-Thur), 10am-9pm (Fri)
    Location: 308 Congress Street, Boston MA 02210
    Admission: $14 Admission
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk – Green Line towards Park Street, change at Park Street to the Red Line depart at South Station. Exit South Station to the right of the Amtrak Sales window, to the left of the Commuter Rail platforms onto Summer Street Take a right onto Summer Street and walk one block towards the water Take the first left on Dorchester Avenue (the Federal Reserve Building will be on your left) Follow Dorchester Avenue one block and turn right over the Congress Street Bridge. At the stoplight, turn right onto Congress Street and proceed across the bridge. You'll see the Museum ahead on your left, behind the 40-foot milk bottle. It's about a three-block walk in total.

  • Museum of Science
    Originally opened in 1864, the Museum of Science features fascinating exhibits that make science fun! The museum features more than 400 exhibits in 14,000 square feet of exhibit space which includes a two-story high 2.5 million-volt Van de Graaff generator. The museum also houses The Charles Hayden Planetarium and The Mugar Omni Theater (with a five-story high domed screen).
    Exhibit Hours: 9am - 5pm (Sat-Thu), 9am - 9pm (Fri)
    Location: Science Park, Boston
    Admission: Varies
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride - Green line inbound from Prudential stop to Science Park.

  • The New England Aquarium
    Not your normal aquarium, The New England Aquarium is home to a 200,000 gallon tank with its own coral reef. The reef accommodates not only sharks, sea turtles, barracuda and moray, but also hundreds of smaller exotic tropical fishes, and it is one of the most detailed and scientifically accurate recreations of its kind. Not to be outdone by the Museum of Science, The New England Aquarium also has its own IMAX theater.
    Hours: 9am - 5pm (M-F), 9am - 6pm (weekend)
    Location: Central Wharf, Boston
    Admission: Varies
    Distance from Anime Boston: Short subway ride - Green line inbound to Government Center, Blue line to Aquarium.

  • The New England Aquarium's Whale Watch
    Enjoy the view as this high-speed catamaran whisks you safely to the whale feeding grounds just 30 miles east of Boston, where you'll glimpse the largest animals to ever live on Earth.bOur destination is Stellwagen Bank, a busy feeding area for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine life. On this fun family voyage, whale sightings are guaranteed! In the rare event we do not see any whales, passengers will receive a complimentary New England Aquarium Whale Watch ticket. New England Aquarium is one of the leading marine conservation organizations in the world-let us show you what experience offers!
    Hours: Departs at 10 am daily for a 3 to 4 hour tour
    Location: Central Wharf, Boston (New England Aquarium dock)
    Admission: Varies
    Distance from Anime Boston: Short subway ride - Green line inbound to Government Center, Blue line to Aquarium.

  • The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
    The Institute of Contemporary Art is an art museum and exhibition space located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. The museum was founded as the Boston Museum of Modern Art in 1936 with a mission to exhibit contemporary art.
    Hours: 10am-5pm (Tues-Wed, Sat-Sun) 10am-9pm (Thur-Fri)
    Location: 100 Northern Ave, Boston MA 02210
    Admission: $15 Adults (17 or older), $13 Seniors, $10 Students
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk – Green Line to Park Street Stop, change to Red Line towards Ashmont. Transfer to Silver line to Courthouse Station. Exit the station onto Seaport Boulevard and follow it, walking away from downtown. Just before the first traffic light, there will be a pedestrian opening in the fence on your left—walk through it to the walkway that runs alongside the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Voyage. This will lead you to Northern Avenue. The ICA is across the street to the right at 100 Northern Avenue.

  • John F. Kennedy Library & Museum
    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world.
    Hours: 9am - 5pm daily
    Location: Columbia Point, Boston MA 02125
    Admission: $14 Adults, $12 Seniors/Students (with valid College ID), $10 (Child 13-17)
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk – Green Line toward Government Center. Change to the Red Line at Park Street. Red Line toward Braintree. Exit at JFK/UMASS stop. Head North toward Old Colony Ave. Turn right onto Old Colony Ave. Continu onto Mt. Vernon St. Turn left toward Columbia Point. Turn right onto Columbia Point. Turn left toward the Library/Museum.

  • Commonwealth Museum
    The first public schools, the first battles for American independence, the first abolitionist newspaper, Massachusetts has always been a leader in the quest for equal rights and opportunities. The Commonwealth Museum brings the story to life with state of the art interactive exhibits. Its dramatic “treasures gallery” holds the great historic documents that protect our liberties. Spend an hour or an afternoon and share our common heritage.
    Hours: 9am-4:45pm (Mon-Fri)
    Location: 220 Morrissey Blvd, Boston MA 02125
    Admission: Free
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Shuttlebus – Green line to Park St. Change to Red Line towards Ashmont/Braintree to JFK/UMass station. Free shuttle Bus #2 stops at the Archives Building and the JFK Library. The bus runs every 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the hour and 20 minutes after and before the hour.

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Over three decades, Isabella Stewart Gardner traveled the world and worked with important art patrons and advisors Bernard Berenson and Okakura Kakuzo to amass a remarkable collection of master and decorative arts. In 1903, she completed the construction of Fenway Court in Boston to house her collection and provide a vital place for Americans to access and enjoy important works of art. Isabella Gardner installed her collection of works in a way to evoke intimate responses to the art, mixing paintings, furniture, textiles, and objects from different cultures and periods among well-known European paintings and sculpture.
    Hours: 11am-5pm (Wed-Mon) 11am-9pm (Thurs)
    Location: 280 The Fenway, Boston MA 02115
    Admission: $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, $5 College Students (with Valid ID)
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk – Green Line E Train toward Heath Street. Leae train at the Museum of Fine Arts Station. Walk from here heading Northwest on Ruggles St. toward Huntington Ave. Continue onto Louis Prang St. Continue Fenway. Turn left onto Evans Way. The Museum will be on the right.

  • Boston Fire Museum
    The Boston Fire Museum, owned and operated by the Boston Sparks Association, has occupied the old firehouse at 344 Congress St, Boston, since 1983. The goal of the Museum is to preserve and display fire fighting memorabilia from the Greater Boston area, educate and inform the general public on fire safety, restore and maintain the "Landmark" building we occupy, and to support the fire service in general.
    Hours: 11am-6pm (Saturdays)
    Location: 344 Congress Street, Boston MA 02210
    Admission: Free (donations appreciated)
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk – Green Line towards Government Center. Change at Park Street Station to Red line towards Ashmont. Exit train at South Station. Walk from here by heading Northwest toward Summer St. Turn right onto Summer St. Turn left onto Dorchester Ave. Turn right onto Congress St. Turn right onto Farnsworth St. The Museum will be on the right on the corner of Farnsworth and Congress St.

  • Larz Anderson Auto Museum
    The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is home to "America’s Oldest Car Collection". For more than 85 years the Larz Anderson Auto Museum has been supporting the community through a variety of educational programs, exhibits, and lectures.
    Hours: 10am-4pm (Tues-Sun)
    Location: 15 Newton St, Brookline MA 02445
    Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Seniors/Students/Child 6-12
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway/Bus/Walk - Orange Line to Forest Hills. Then take the 51 Bus to the Grove St. & South St. Stop. It is a lovely 10 minute walk through the park.

Tourist Traps

  • Boston Duck Tours
    You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. You'll be greeted by a tour ConDUCKtor, who'll be narrating your tour. You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the Fleet Center, Boston Common, and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. Just when you think you've seen it all, your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.
    Hours: Tours depart rain or shine, 7 days a week, every half hour from 9am to approximately one hour before sunset.
    Location: Departing from Prudential Center, Boylston Street, Boston
    Admission: $33.99 Adult, $27.99 Student, $22.99 Child (3-11), $10.50 (Child Under 3)
    Distance from Anime Boston: Purchase tickets at the Prudential Center, the boarding area is on Huntington Avenue in front of Shaw's Supermarket.

  • Old Town Trolley Tour
    If the Boston Duck Tours are not your cup of tea, there is the Old Town Trolley Tour. Similar to that of the Duck tours, but with a main difference, you can ride this trolley all day. Your ticket will let you on and off the trolley as much as you want for the duration of that day, if you decide to see all the sites at once, this tour will last approximately 2 hours. Sites include the Freedom Trail, USS Constitution, Faneuil Hall, New England Aquarium, Chinatown, Cambridge MIT, just to name a few.
    Hours: Tours depart rain or shine, 7 days a week, approximately every half hour from 9am to 5pm from each of the trolley stops.
    Location: Closest Trolley stop is across from the Sheraton Boston's entrance at the Hilton.
    Admission: $39.90 Adult, $36.75 Students/Seniors, $18.90 Children 3-12
    Distance from Anime Boston: Purchase tickets at the Sheraton Boston Concierge Desk, they accept cash only or room charges.

  • The Bull & Finch Pub ("Cheers' Bar," Hampshire House)
    In 1982, Hollywood came to Boston and found the Bull & Finch Pub at the foot of Beacon Hill. The small pub became the inspiration for the setting of the TV series Cheers. The outside is what you saw in every episode...just don't expect the inside to look like it does on the TV show.
    Hours: 11am - 2am (After 10pm 21+ only)
    Location: 84 Beacon Street, Boston
    Distance from Anime Boston: Short Subway ride - Green line inbound to Arlington Street. Walk through the Public Garden to Beacon Street.

  • Fenway Park Tours
    For the absolute baseball fan, especially Red Sox Fans. Come seem America's most beloved ballpark. These tours give you the inside look and the behind the scenes look of the ballpark.
    Hours: Every hour 10am-5pm
    Admission: $16 for Adults, $14 for Seniors, $12 for Children/Students/Military
    Location: Yawkey Way, Souvenir Store
    Distance from Anime Boston: Short Walk from hotel, maps are available from the concierge.

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
    Once the final waterfront destination of local fisherman, Faneuil Hall (pronounced "fan-you'll", rhymes with "annual") and Quincy Market are now a couple blocks inland...but things haven't changed much. The Faneuil Hall area is still a buzzing commerce center. Any shopping trip in Boston isn't complete without a trip to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. If you're looking for designer shoes or some greasy fast food, you can find it all here.
    Hours: 10am - 9pm (M-Sat), 11am -6pm (Sun)
    Admission: N/A
    Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston
    Distance from Anime Boston: Short subway ride - Green line to Government Center, walk past City Hall, go down all of the stairs and across the street.

  • Harvard Square
    Pahk the cah and take the T in to the legendary Harvard Square. If you're shopping for clothing, books, music, comics, or even anime, Harvard Square should be your first stop. There are so many restaurants, bars, and pubs in the area that you'll have a hard time deciding which ones to visit.
    Hours: Varies
    Admission: N/A
    Location: Harvard Square, Mass. Ave, Cambridge
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride - Green line inbound to Park Street, Red Line to Harvard.

  • Skywalk Observatory
    Visit the Skywalk Observatory, Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond. Let your eyes and ears do the walking as you experience the exclusive state-of-the-art Acoustiguide audio tour detailing the city's many points of historic and cultural interest. Offered in 2 additional languages, French Canadian and Japanese.
    Hours: 10am–10pm daily
    Admission: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors/Students(with valid College ID), $10 Children (under 12)
    Location: Prudential Mall
    Distance from Anime Boston: Walk – Enter the Prudential Mall via the Hynes Convention Center exit, the Skywalk is on the left Halfway down the hall.

  • Mapparium
    Enter the Mapparium, a three-story-tall, inside-out stained-glass globe that is bisected in the middle by a glass walkway. Once illuminated with hundreds of lamps, today it glows with the light of LEDs. Curiously, the Mapparium is the only place in the world in which the surface of the earth can be seen without distortion. Even when looking at an accurate globe, the relative sizes of the continents are distorted by perspective, as the spherical shape causes different regions to appear at different distances from the eye. But with a view from the very center of a globe, looking out, the eye is the same distance from every point on the map.
    Hours: 10am-4pm (Tues-Sat)
    Admission: $6 Adults, $4 Students/Seniors/Under 17
    Location: 210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA 02115 inside the Mary Baker Eddy library
    Distance from Anime Boston: Walk – Head South on Dalton St. toward Scotia St. Turn left onto Belvidere St. Turn right onto Dalton St. Continue on Dalton St., where it turns slightly right and becomes Clearway St. Destination will be on left.

  • On Location Tours
    Lights, Camera, Boston! On Location Tours takes you on the ultimate tour of Beantown with the Boston TV & Movie Sites Bus Tour and the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour. The tours take guests through the lens of their favorite TV shows and movies featured on the big and small screen, seen around the world. Visit various neighborhoods including the North and West End of Boston, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Back Bay, South Boston and Charlestown. Each tour includes multiple recognizable sites from movies and TV shows such as The Town, Good Will Hunting, The Departed, Cheers, Boston Legal, Knight & Day, Mystic River and many more!
    Hours: Boston TV & Movie Sites - Saturday & Sunday at 11am. Boston Movie Mile - Saturday at 2:30pm.
    Location: Tours depart in front of the Boston Common Visitors Center.
    Admission: Boston TV & Movie Sites - Adult $38 + $3 ticket fee, Child $22 + $3 ticket fee. Boston Movie Mile - Adult $22 + $3 ticket fee.
    Distance from Anime Boston: Less than 2 miles east. Short subway ride - Green line inbound to Boylston Station.
    Contact: Call 212-209-3370.

  • Urban AdvenTours
    Urban AdvenTours
    A unique, eco-friendly company in Boston that provides original bicycle tours, quality bike rentals, full service repairs and a versatile line of bicycles and commuter oriented accessories. Since 2004 we've been showing locals and visitors the best way to experience Boston - on two wheels! We also want to share our love of Boston and all of it's neighborhoods with you. From our favorite bakeries in the South End, slices of pizza in the North End, or brew pubs in Back Bay to live music in Cambridge or galleries in Fort Point - our team loves nothing more than to share our city's hidden gems with you. There's an awful lot to explore beyond the Freedom Trail, and we're happy to point you in there right direction. Think of us as your own "Bike Concierge," we want you to experience the best Boston has to offer.
    Hours: 7 days a week 9:00 - 8:00 - bike tours depart at 10am, 2pm, and 6pm
    Location: Departing from 103 Atlantic Ave in the North End. Bike delivery/pickup is also available with advanced notice.
    Admission: 24 Hour Bike Rental: $35, 3 Hour Guided City Bike Tour $50. Call us for other services.
    Distance from Anime Boston: We can deliver our 24 hour rental bikes to your hotel or the convention center. Our tours leave from the North End which is accessible from the T.
    Contact: info@urbanadventours.com or 617-670-0637

Parks & Recreation

  • Boston Common
    Hear the echoes of 350 years of the most extraordinary history of America's oldest park. Here the Colonial militia mustered for the Revolution. In 1768, the hated British Redcoats began an eight-year encampment. George Washington, John Adams and General Lafayette came here to celebrate our nation's independence. The 1860s saw Civil War recruitment and anti-slavery meetings. During World War I, victory gardens sprouted. For World War II, the Common gave most of its iron fencing away for scrape metal.
    Location: 131 Tremont St., Boston MA 02111
    Admission: Free
    Distance from Anime Boston: Short subway ride – Green line to Park Street station. Exit Station and you are at Boston Common.

  • Boston Public Garden
    Two centuries separate the creation of the Boston Common and the Public Garden, and what a difference that period made. In 1634 the Common was created as America’s first public park; it was practical and pastoral with walkways built for crosstown travel. In contrast, the Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America. It was decorative and flowery from its inception, featuring meandering pathways for strolling. There are also Swanboats to rent for a fun family outing.
    Location: 69 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02108
    Admission: Free, Swanboats $3 Adults,$2 Seniors, $1.50 Child (2-15)
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk – Green Line towards Government Center. Get off subway at Arlington Station. Walk from here Head South toward Boylston St. Turn left onto Boylston St. Turn right to stay on Boylston St. Turn left onto Charles St. The Garden will be on the left.

  • Arnold Arboretum
    The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University discovers and disseminates knowledge of the plant kingdom to foster greater understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Earth’s botanical diversity and its essential value to humankind. Occupying 281 acres, the Arboretum's living collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world.
    Hours: Visitor Center Noon – 4pm (closed Wed), Library 10am-3:45pm (closed Wed)
    Location: 125 Arborway Boston, MA 02130
    Admission: Free
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Walk - Orange Line to its southern end – Forest Hills. Turn left as you pass through the turnstiles. Exit through the door marked “Arnold Arboretum.” Proceed about 60 feet, then turn left and continue parallel to the Arborway (which is elevated above the bus stop). Continue walking along the Arborway, up the hill and to the Arboretum’s Forest Hills gate on your left. To reach the Arboretum’s main entrance and the Hunnewell Building, continue along the Arborway to the main gate (about 10 minutes).

  • Franklin Park Zoo
    Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, long considered the "crown jewel" of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Park System. The Zoo was founded in 1912 and was managed by the City of Boston until 1958, when the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), a state agency, assumed management. The MDC managed the Zoos until 1991, when Governor William Weld signed legislation to create the private Commonwealth Zoological Corporation (CZC). In July of 1997 the CZC changed its name to Zoo New England to reflect the changing image of the Zoos.
    Hours: 10am-4pm daily
    Location: One Franklin Park Rd. Dorchester, MA 02121
    Admission: $17.95 Adults, $14.95 Seniors, $11.95 Child (2-12)
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Bus/Walk (41 Minutes)- Orange Line towards Forest Hills. At Forest Hills Station board bus 22 toward Ashmont Station. Get off bus at the Blue Hill opp Glenway stop. Walk from here to the Franklin Park Zoo. Head North on Blue Hill Avenue toward N. Peabody Circle. Slight right at Franklin Park Rd. Turn left toward Franklin Park Rd. Turn right onto Franklin Park Rd. The Zoo will be on the left.

  • Boston Nature Center
    Located just outside of downtown Boston on the former grounds of the Boston State Hospital, the Boston Nature Center (BNC) is a community-based urban sanctuary. Trails and boardwalks traverse meadows and wetlands, home to over 150 species of birds, 40 species of butterflies, and more than 350 species of plants. Year-round programs help foster an appreciation for nature and the environment.
    Hours: (Mon - Fri) 9am-5pm, (Sat - Sun) 10am - 4pm
    Location: 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan MA 02126
    Admission: Free
    Distance from Anime Boston: Subway ride/Bus/Walk (58 minutes) – Orange line towards Forest Hills. At Forest Hills Station board bus 31to Morton Street Stop. Walk from here to the Nature Center by heading South on Morton St. toward Harvard St. Turn right onto Harvard St. Turn right onto W. Main St. Turn left to stay on W. Main St. Turn right onto Industrial Rd. Turn left onto Shea Rd. Turn right at University Rd. The Nature Center is on the left.