Cambridge Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Cambridge; our list of the best things to see, including Nichols House Museum, Harvard Business School and The Garment District.
  • The best place in Cambridge: Nichols House Museum

    Nichols House Museum

    55 Mount Vernon St
    Admission: Adults: $7, Children under 12: Free.
    Back Bay-Beacon Hill food nearby
  • Harvard Business School

    Harvard Business School

    Offering more than 60 programs preparing talented professionals from all over the world for new levels of leadership in their careers and within their organizations.
    Allston-Brighton eat nearby
  • The Garment District

    The Garment District

    50/pound clothes where you can sift through piles of randomness. The other parts of the store include a vintage/mid-end designer consignment store and women's shoes in man's sizes.
    Area Iv
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History

    Harvard Museum of Natural History

    26 Oxford St
    Drawing from the University's vast natural history collections, the HMNH displays the famous Blaschka 'Glass Flowers' collection, dinosaurs (the world only mounted 42-ft. long Kronosaurus), minerals, meteorites, gemstones (a 1,642 lb. amethyst geode), and hundreds of 'stuffed' animals and birds. Fun for the whole family. It's an 8 minute walk across the historic Harvard Yard from Harvard Square (Red Line MBTA). Lectures & educational programs for all ages.
    Aggasiz-Harvard food nearby
  • MIT Museum

    MIT Museum

    265 Massachusetts Ave
    (Central Sq), Phone: +1 617-253-4444 [18]. Has a huge collection of holography, a hall of hacks (practical physical jokes that get placed around the institute -- like the police car that once graced the top of the great dome is in the hall of hacks), plus rotating exhibits. Great hands-on exhibits for kids, including moving sculptures and a shadow room.
    Area Iv eat nearby
  • Brattle Theatre

    Brattle Theatre

    40 Brattle St
    The Brattle Theatre has been operated by the non-profit Brattle Film Foundation since 2001.
    Allston-Brighton restaurants nearby
  • Taza Chocolate Factory Tours and Store

    Taza Chocolate Factory Tours and Store

    561 Windsor St
    The Factory Store is open W-F 11AM-6PM, Sat and Sun 11AM-5PM. Tours run 2-3 times daily, check the website for current schedule. Tour admission $5 per person, children under 3 free. Take a 45-minute tour of one of the few bean-to-bar chocolate factories in the USA. Get a close-up view of Taza's vintage chocolate making machines and learn how cacao is transformed into authentic stone ground organic chocolate. Visit the Factory Store to shop for limited edition chocolate treats and see the factory through special viewing windows. Lots of chocolate samples available in the store and throughout the tours.
    food nearby
  • Harvard Book Store

    Harvard Book Store

    1256 Massachusetts Avenue
    [35] Independent shop, nice and cozy, has a wide selection, and has interesting staff recommendations glued to the book stalls. Used and remaindered books are located downstairs.
  • Magpie


    416 Highland Ave
    One of the nation's best stores devoted to handmade hipster crafts, unique gifts, independent designers, and local artists.
    North Cambridge
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery

    Mount Auburn Cemetery

    Yes, it's a cemetery. It just happens to be the first landscaped cemetery and in fact the first large-scale designed landscape in the U.S. The tower provides visitors with a breathtaking panoramic view of the cities of Boston and Cambridge, as well as the surrounding countryside to the north. The fact that it's the final resting place of some of the area's most influential figures (Sumner, Gardner, Eddy, and Longfellow) cements its status as a National Historic Landmark.
    West Cambridge food nearby
  • Museum of African American History

    Museum of African American History

    46 Joy St
    , Beacon Hill, (Red Line or Green Line to "Park. St."), +1 617-725-0022 [27] Open Mondays-Saturdays 10AM-4PM, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.
    Back Bay-Beacon Hill eat nearby
  • The African Meeting House

    The African Meeting House

    The mission of the Museum of African American History is to preserve and interpret the contributions of people of African descent and those who have found common cause with them in the struggle for liberty and justice for all Americans.
    Back Bay-Beacon Hill restaurants nearby
  • Comicazi


    407 Highland Ave
    Well- stocked comic book shop, featuring a very friendly staff.
    North Cambridge
  • King's Chapel

    King's Chapel

    64 Beacon St.
    (T: Park Street or Government Center), ☎ 617-523-1749. Founded as an Anglican congregation in 1686. The bell in the bell tower was originally hung in 1772, cracked in 1814, and was recast by Paul Revere in 1816: this bell is still in use today.
    Back Bay-Beacon Hill eat nearby
  • Rose Nichols House Museum

    Rose Nichols House Museum

    55 Mount Vernon Street
    Admission: Adults: $7, Children under 12: Free.
    Back Bay-Beacon Hill restaurants nearby
  • Jack Young Co.

    354 Cambridge Street
    , 354 Cambridge Street, Allston. +1 617-782-1250. Any truck/semi/car supplies you could ever need (as long as you know what to ask for). Great for truckers and travelers, right off the interstate. For less complicated auto-related purchases, visit AutoZone up the street.
    Back Bay-Beacon Hill
  • Double Decker Bus Company

    CambridgeSide Galleria
    Yep, a piece of London in old Bean town.
    East Cambridge eat nearby
  • The Fogg Art Museum

    32 Quincy Street
    Western art from the Middle Ages to the present, with particular strengths in Italian early Renaissance, British pre-Raphaelite, and nineteenth-century French art.
    Mid-Cambridge restaurants nearby
  • Oona's

    1210 Mass Ave
    Decent selection of vintage clothing for men and women. Accessories selection is very good.
  • Urban Renewals

    122 Brighton Ave
    One of the largest thrift stores in town, a bit of a warehouse full of college kid clothing castoffs, odd toys, blankets, and a room full of spinny chairs and broken exercise equipment. Listen for the guy on the loudspeaker announcing the daily sales. There is a Goodwill Store further down Comm Ave. toward the city, but UR has better selection and prices.
  • The Somerville Theater

    55 Davis Square
    It shows fairly cheap 2nd-run movies as well as live musical acts. "The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA)" (which advertises that it's the world's only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms) [5] recently added a second gallery in the basement of the Somerville Theater. Admission to the MOBA gallery is free with your movie ticket.
    North Cambridge restaurants nearby
  • Somerville Open Studios

    in which the public is welcomed into artists' home and studio space for a look at their work
    Somerville has enough artists that it's basically impossible to see them all during the weekend-long event.
    food nearby
  • Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    32 Quincy Street
    Sackler Museum, 32 Quincy Street, Phone: +1 617-495-9400, [22]. Superb collections of ancient, Islamic, Asian, and later Indian art.
    Mid-Cambridge eat nearby
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    AMC 11 Church Street
  • Artist Group of Charlestown

    523 Medford St
    The AGC was started in 2002 and has become a staple of the Charlestown art scene ever since. There are many different types of art offered in this gallery. In addition to the group selling its own art, artists from the community who aren't members can display their art. Anything from watercolor paintings to sculptures to photography is on sale at the exhibits. In the spring and summer there is an outdoor festival held at City Square.
  • CambridgeSide Galleria

    Edwin Land Blvd
    (Lechmere T stop or free shuttle from Kendall), Phone: +1 617-621-8666, [38]. M-Sa 10AM-9:30PM, Su 11AM-7PM. From Abercrombie to Yankee Candle, a thorough mall experience.
    East Cambridge
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