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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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  • This is probably the only place in the world where you can see the world from the inside out. It was built in 1939 so the world looks somewhat different today. Nonetheless the experience is stunning. ...  more »
  • This is a three story glass globe of the Earth, finished in 1935, inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library. It is a paid tour, $6 per person I think. It really is an amazing piece of art. It is a thirty foo...  more »
  • It is an original idea, shame that photos, porq calf may not take more that go people - ah! the map is from 1930 and many countries switched from there
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