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Visiting Boston

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With our rich history, diverse neighborhoods, and legacy of arts, culture, and education, Boston has something for everyone.

Virtual Boston

There are many temporary COVID-19 related closings, but you can still explore your favorite Boston area attractions. Check out this growing list of online resources, from museums, galleries, arts organizations, performance venues, and more:

Virtual Guide to Boston

COVID-19 update

Visitors to the City of Boston should monitor the City's coronavirus (COVID-19) page for the latest information regarding COVID-19. Please keep these tips in mind if you plan to visit the City.

  • Many tourist attractions have closed due to COVID-19. We encourage you to reach out to specific sites to learn about how they are handling the situation. Many sites are now offering virtual experiences.
  • Governor Baker issued an emergency order prohibiting most gatherings of over 10 people in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. These include sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, parades, fairs, and festivals.
  • Beginning March 27, all travelers arriving to Massachusetts are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days.
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Public restroom maps

View a map of public restrooms in the City.
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Uncovering Boston's history

It’s no secret Boston is rich with history. From the American Revolution to the site of the very first public school, it’s a city with stories to tell.

Learn more about Boston's history

Planning your trip

Keep these dates and events in mind as they are usually busy times in Boston.