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The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston
(4.1/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides public access and context to original materials and to educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy’s life, ideas, achievements, and legacy.
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TripAdvisor
  • Such an interesting & unusual piece of historical art and world perspective. Our visit was really easy and required very little planning as entrance/tours are offered so frequently. 
  • We can presume that Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science movement (and its institutional expression) was vegetarian because she wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures that...  more »
  • Stopped in to the library to see the mapparium. Very cool. It's a history as well as a sound and acoustic lesson. An amazing and beautiful structure. Unlike anything else I've every seen. Definitely w...  more »
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  • My rating for this location comes largely from the beauty of the Mapparium, which is pretty and a unique experience, although the lack of photography is a little confusing, since modern cameras don't rely on flash to take pictures in the same way, and also photos don't replace the experience in the slightest.
  • The mapparium was pretty cool but the entire experience was over way too soon. Definitely see it if you're in to that kind of stuff.
  • Worst experience in Boston. $6.00 just to get preached at and see a quick map of the world you are not allowed to take pictures of? God forbid you complain the girl at the desk with two chins claims there are no comment cards and no management to complain to. Don't waste your time or money so overpriced and not worth it. Very uninformed associates and don't even venture to the second floor unless you want to join a cult and drink the koolaid. Very horrible to be included on tours that "represent" Boston. :( save your money
  • I visited just for the Mapparium, a three-story globe showing the world from 1935. The acoustics are amazing (you can whisper from one side and it's heard as a shout on the other side), the light and sound presentation is interesting and it's just stunning to be inside the globe. Do show up on the 20 minute mark of each hour as that's when tours run and they really aren't any longer than 15 minutes. The gift shop is really cute and reasonably priced. Note: Photography isn't allowed in the Mapparium and they're serious about it, unfortunately. What I wouldn't do for a photo in there!
  • Wow. So cool. Took my 2 and 4 yr old. We loved it. #acoustics