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Things to Do for Memorial Day Weekend in Boston

Looking for things to do in the city for the long weekend? Here are a few options to honor Boston’s past and present.


1. Free Admission to the Museum of Fine Arts

The MFA in Boston has free admission on Memorial Day for those with a Massachusetts zip code. It’s a big museum with a lot to see, but we highly recommend the Art of the Americas Wing. There are paintings of Boston’s key players in the buildup to the American Revolution, some of Paul Revere’s silver, and much more! To the left are some of our guides in front of John Singleton Copley's portrait of Paul Revere.



2. Join Ye Olde Tavern Tours for a tour along the Freedom Trail

If you want to learn more about the events in Boston that led to the Revolutionary War, join our tours! We’ll visit ten historic sights along the Freedom Trail, drink a beer where they planned the Boston Tea Party, and talk about the “shot heard round the world” at Lexington and Concord.


3. Boston Common’s Garden of Flags

Honor Memorial Day with the Massachusetts Military Heroes organization, which places 37,000 flags on the Boston Common every year to commemorate Massachusetts service members who have lost their lives since the Revolutionary War. It’s powerful and worth a visit.



Credit: Paul Revere House

4. Colonial Music at the Paul Revere House

On Saturday afternoon, May 27, the Paul Revere House is hosting two musicians. They will be performing 18th-century dance music and love songs on a fife, penny whistle, flute, and other instruments. Be sure to go into the Paul Revere House too--it's a fascinating space.

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