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Hidden Treasures
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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Harpoon Brewery
Harpoon Brewery

(617) 456-2322

306 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210   Directions Website

Explore the beer making process at Boston's Harpoon Brewery. The brewery was the first to receive a permit to brew and package beer for sale to the public and is very proud to hold Permit No. 1. Tours take place on the weekend and include the opportunity to taste a few of the company's brews. If you'd like to forgo the tour and get straight to the beer, stop by during the week for a tasting.

Museum of Bad Art
Museum of Bad Art

(781) 444-6757

580 High St
Dedham, MA 02026   Directions Website

Unconventionality at its finest is showcased at the Museum of Bad Art. Just like the name states, the museum is dedicated to the display and preservation of “art too bad to be ignored.” The MOBA is the only museum of its kind and holds a collection of nearly 600 pieces, and exhibits between 50 and 70 works at a time. See bad art in all forms, from paintings to sculpture, photography and more.

Nichols House Museum
Nichols House Museum

(617) 227-6993

55 Mount Vernon St
Boston, MA 02108   Directions Website

Take a look back in time at the Nichols House Museum, one of the oldest homes in Beacon Hill. The house was built in 1804 and purchased by Dr. Arthur Nichols in 1885; the house stayed in the family until the death of the doctor's daughter, Rose Standish Nichols, in 1960. As can be imagined, the family accumulated many things throughout the years from art works to furniture, oriental rugs, and other furnishings and antiquities. You're invited to experience early American life inside the walls of this historic home.

On Location Tours
On Location Tours

(212) 683-2027

Boston, MA

Sure, New York City and Hollywood are where the movies are made, but Boston has been the production spot of quite a few films. Let the people at On Location Tours take you on an excursion that shows off the spots in Beantown where movie magic has been made. Highlights include seeing the original Cheers bar and the park bench from Good Will Hunting.

Salem Witch Museum
Salem Witch Museum

(978) 744-1692

19 1/2 Washington Square N
Salem, MA 01970   Directions Website

The Salem Witch Museum recreates and examines a dark part of early American history. The Salem witch trials sound like a tale of fiction, merely folklore, but over 180 people were accused and imprisoned for practicing witchcraft with some convictions leading to death by hanging. If you were a witch or were accused of being one in 1692, Salem, Massachusetts was the last place you'd want to be and this museum is the best place to learn why.

South Street Diner
South Street Diner

(617) 350-0028

178 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111   Directions Website

If you're hungry, head to the South Street Diner to appease your appetite. No matter what time of day or night, this eatery stays open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so it's perfect for late in the day breakfasts or that necessary fourth meal after a night at the bar. This diner has been a part of city culture since 1947 and it's definitely a Boston destination that you have to experience.

The Mapparium
The Mapparium

(617) 450-7000

200 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115   Directions Website

Journey to the center of the Earth at Boston's Mapparium, a large attraction housed at the Mary Baker Eddy Library. The Mapparium is a three-story, painted-glass dome with a glass bridge stretching across the “globe”, allowing visitors to stand in the middle of the Earth. The lovely structure is illuminated with LED lights during the presentation of A World Of Ideas, which is basically an exhibition global history.

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