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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. To visit The Mapparium on your holiday in Boston, and find out what else Boston has to offer, use our Boston trip itinerary maker.
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  • Easy to get to from T line. Frequent tours, an amazing exhibit. Nothing like this ever seen. 1934 globe that lets you stand inside this glass globe on a glass bridge.  more »
  • The Mapparium is so cool! It was so cool to see all of the old countries and to see history stuck in one moment of time. Loved the whispering effect of being in a sphere, and all in all a really cool ...  more »
  • One of a kind and an intriguing example of how the world changes around us without people realizing the extent or the frequency. I wanted to stay in there for hours! But you can't, it operates on a to...  more »