Boston Public Library

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  • Address: 700 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6175365400
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Cafe, Family And Kids, Architecture , Courtyard

Boston Public Library - Review

Boston Public Library is a building with commendable architectural work and interesting artwork. The Public library is also home to murals, old books, high walls and more. You could enjoy a stroll in the library and admire the marvels of art while you get insights to the information behind them. The entrance of the library is exceptionally great and the vast courtyard and cafe make for lovely hangouts here. Make sure you visit to this hidden gem and get a suggested route to travel to this library by using Boston trip planner. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Boston itinerary 5 days.

How To reach Boston Public Library by Public Transport

  • Train: Copley Travel Terminals
  • Bus: Saint James Ave & Dartmouth St Bus Station

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TripHobo Highlights for Boston Public Library

  • Boston Public Library Address: 700 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116, United States
  • Boston Public Library Contact Number: +1-6175365400
  • Boston Public Library Timing: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Boston Public Library Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Boston Public Library(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Boston Public Library: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Boston Public Library

  • 63.27% of people who visit Boston include Boston Public Library in their plan

  • 56.78% of people start their Boston Public Library visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Boston Public Library

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

90.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Boston Public Library

People normally club together Fenway Park and Freedom Trail while planning their visit to Boston Public Library.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Boston Public Library, Boston Reviews

  • I absolutely lived this library. When you walk in, there is this modern looking library with tons of technology and a radio station and a very very tasty cafe😋 But what I really like is how the main part of it is how historical it is when you go throughout the old parts. Tons of old maps and books and murals on the ceilings and walls. It was like walking through time. Would definitely recommend going. Even for a date. Plus the courtyard is very relaxing if you want to just chill or read, or even do homework.

  • I spent a lot time here when I was in high school. I recently returned to visit after more than 25 years away. I never realized how amazing this library was. It is one of the oldest public libraries in the country. This is actually two libraries: the old building which houses rare books collection, and the modern building which is state of the art, see pictures below. It is a must see place if you are visiting Boston.

  • This architecture of this building is beautifully preserved. The courtyard with the fountain was my favorite area. There are a few cafes inside and plenty of places to sit an enjoy the view. When you first walk in there is perfect lighting coming through the windows at the top of the stairs between the lion statues.

  • It's hard to believe that a humble looking library building from outside but have a spectacular architecture inside. This place was not in my place to visit initially. But from exterior of this library seems fascinating. From the old books, to the courtyard and beauty of every room, it's worth your time to visit. The Reading Room upstairs is a lovely place to sit and read among many people. The reading room is like hogwarts as in Harry Potter movie. Amazingly Boston public library is the second largest library in United States. The library also full of history and unique architecture as it was more than 100 years old and established since 1852.

  • We recently visited Boston and found the Boston Public Library on Copley Square to be an unexpectedly very good attraction to visit. Here you will find several exhibition areas that are potentially worth visiting. We enjoyed both the Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence as well as the Women in Cartography exhibitions, finding both well worth 15-30 minutes of your time. We also greatly enjoyed seeing the lovely Bates Hall as well as the lovely murals that adorn the walls and various gallery rooms which you can freely visit and see within the library. In particular, the Abbey Room series of paintings known as The Quest and Achievement of the Holy Grail were quite impressive. As were the Chavennes Gallery murals. We also greatly enjoyed seeing the John Singer Sargent murals installed on the second floor between 1895 and 1919. The library includes a lovely courtyard that is delightful to visit, a real oasis with tables for you to sit and enjoy a beverage from the library cafe. We found free wifi with a strong signal as well so this can be a good place to rest your feet and check emails as well. In the end, we spend around 90 minutes at the Boston Public Library and were delightfully surprised at how much we enjoyed our time here, finding this one of the more memorable attraction we experienced in Boston. We would gladly return to view the artworks, lovely courtyard and the to see exhibitions here during future visits to Boston. Note: Free tours of the Boston Public Library are available. See their online website to learn more if interested.

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