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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 was in Boston one week ago and two of my sons and I went to visit the Mapparium which we all found fascinating and well worth the admissions fee. It is reasonably priced and the guide was excellent....  more »
  • It's fascinating to see the Mapparium and learn how the stained glass map was constructed. Also, it gives a sense of who owned which parts of the world back in the day. It's so interesting to see how ...  more »
  • I didn't realise that we would have to wait and have a 'guided tour' but given the small size of the mapparium I can see why they do it that way. We were hustled through in about 15 minutes flat. Alth...  more »

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