Visiting the 5th District
Minuteman Trail – Lexington/Arlington
At Minute Man National Historical Park the American Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Visitors can hike the paths of the British troops and all trails are free.
Stone Zoo - Stoneham
The zoo is open everyday of the year, except major holidays and includes such rare attractions as meerkats, jaguars, and king vultures.
Charles River Museum of Industry – Waltham
The Charles River Museum of Industry is on the National Register of Historic Places as America’s first factory. It is located on the picturesque Charles River and provides hands on exhibits showcasing American inventions from 1812 to modern day.
Perkins School for the Blind – Watertown
The first school for the blind in the United States, the Perkins School for the Blind is located on a 38-acre campus on the Charles River in Watertown. Helen Keller attended the school, which is still in operation today. The campus includes a museum and library available to the public.
deCordova Museum – Lincoln
Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum features unique indoor and outdoor venues, allowing visitors to celebrate and explore contemporary sculpture and art across 35 acres.
Arthur Griffin Museum - Winchester
Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum is the embodiment of founder Arthur Griffin’s passion: to promote an appreciation of photographic art. Today, the Griffin Museum houses three galleries, and 4 satellite galleries dedicated solely to the exhibition of photographic arts.
Converse Memorial Building - Malden
The Converse Memorial Building, also known as Converse Memorial Library, is a public library building designed by noted American architect H. H. Richardson. It is designed in the style that he originated, Richardsonian Romanesque. The Converse Memorial Building is the last of Richardson's library designs and considered among his finest works. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
Winn Memorial Library - Woburn
The 1879 building was designed as a public library by American architect H. H. Richardson and is now a National Historic Landmark. The library was built between 1876 and 1879 as the first of Richardson's series of library designs, and in it he established his characteristic design for such buildings. It is another excellent example of his classic architectural style, Richardsonian Romanesque.
Grandfather's House – Medford
Grandfather's House, at 114 South Street, Medford, is the original house refered to in the American classic "Over the River and through the Woods.” In 1975, the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Case Estates – Weston
The Case Estates is a beautiful botanical garden located in Weston, MA. The site includes walking trails, gardens, and rare plants all free to the public.
Nobscot Mountain Reservation – Framingham
Nobscot Mountain and Nobscot Reservation provide over 400 acres of outdoor activities including: hiking, biking, camping, and sightseeing. Revere Beach – Revere Beach
Revere Beach faces Massachusetts Bay, five miles north of Boston. It is America’s oldest public beach. The waterfront includes shops and restaurants, ideal for grabbing lunch by the water.
Winthrop Beach - Winthrop
For those who are looking for a quieter time than the busy waterfront of Revere Beach can head out to Winthrop. There you will find a quiet, unassuming beach that is perfect for picnics or reading in the sun. During low tide you can walk out and take a look at the five breakwaters that protect the beach from the more powerful waves that head its way.
The Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority, responsible for running most public transportation in the Greater Boston Area, makes getting around the 7th District east. Check out their website for bus lines and commuter rail schedules.
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