Medford Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Medford; our list of the best things to see, including Harvard Museum of Natural History, Brattle Theatre and Taza Chocolate Factory Tours and Store.
  • The best place in Medford: 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
  • Brattle Theatre

    Brattle Theatre

    40 Brattle St
    The Brattle Theatre has been operated by the non-profit Brattle Film Foundation since 2001.
    Allston-Brighton eat 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.
    restaurants 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 restaurants nearby
  • Comicazi


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

    1210 Mass Ave
    Decent selection of vintage clothing for men and women. Accessories selection is very good.
  • 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 food 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.
    eat 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 restaurants nearby
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    AMC 11 Church Street
  • Urban Outfitters

    11 JFK Street
    Another location of this hip chain store, but stop into the bargain basement. Prices on t-shirts, pants, and shoes start at $5.
  • The American Repertory Theatre

    org, named one of the top 5 regional theatres in the U.S. by Time in 2003. Also shows student productions.
    Mid-Cambridge restaurants nearby
  • Raven Books

    52B JFK Street
    Incredible selection of used scholarly books, including philosophy, gender studies, cultural studies, and art. Clean, well-organized independent shop run by very helpful people.
  • Cambridge Arts Council Gallery

    344 Broadway
  • Busch-Reisinger Museum

    32 Quincy Street
    Devoted to promoting the informed enjoyment and critical understanding of the arts of Central and Northern Europe, with a special emphasis on the German-speaking countries.
    Mid-Cambridge restaurants nearby
  • Fresh Pond Golf Course

    691 Huron Av
    , Phone: +1 617-349-6282, [28]. Public. Apr-Dec. 9 holes.
    food nearby
  • Longfellow National Historic Site

    105 Brattle St
    Washington made his headquarters here during the siege of Boston from July 1775 through April 1776. From 1837 until 1882, it was the home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow while he taught at Harvard. The site's collections deal mainly with Longfellow, but there are some Washington letters as well.
    Neighborhood 9 eat nearby
  • Goodwill

    Elm St
    Two floors filled with all manner of stuff.
    North Cambridge
  • Washington Elm

    Cambridge Common at Mason St
    On July 3, 1775, Washington officially took command of the Continental Army at ceremonies beneath the tree, which stood at the edge of the training grounds used by the troops. A small bronze plaque marks the spot. The history of the Washington Elm is included in the "Harvard Book" [24], the electronic history of Harvard and its surroundings.
    Neighborhood 9 food nearby
  • Leavitt & Peirce

    1316 Massachusetts Avenue
    An amazing array of cigars, chess, and game sets. A small selection of "old fashioned" razors and jewelry is also available.
  • Somerville Museum

    1 Westwood Road
    , Phone: +1 617-666-9810 Run by volunteers.
    restaurants nearby
  • Revolution Books

    1156 Massachusetts Ave
    Ready for the revolution? Marxist, Leninist, and other Communist literature on sale here. Tiny space. Be ready to chat with whoever is working.
  • Semitic Museum

    6 Divinity Ave
    M-F 10AM-4PM, Su 1PM-4PM. See a collection of over 40,000 artifacts from the Near East across multiple ancient civilizations.
    Aggasiz-Harvard eat nearby
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