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The Mapparium, Boston

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Experience the globe, frozen in time, through a stained-glass world map built in a concave shape around you at The Mapparium. Located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library, this exhibit showcases the world map during 1935 and gives you an understanding of geography and history at that time. Don't miss the whispering gallery--the globe's acoustics enable you to converse with someone on the other side of the bridge as if they were right next to you. Plan to visit The Mapparium and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Boston attractions using our Boston trip planning website .
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  • I saw this featured in a guide book and wanted to make sure I visited when in Boston from the UK. It didn't disappoint. Only a short visit but the beauty and workmanship is amazing. One of the best ma...  more »
  • This was on our list of things to do on a rainy day!! We knew nothing of what to expect. We headed off on the Bus and it was an easy find!!! You would get directions for the The Mary Baker Eddy Librar...  more »
  • I have reviewed The Mapparium before, and I still love it, and bring all of my British visitors here. Each one of them always enters with a "WOW!" as I never tell them anything about it before we go. ...  more »

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