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Mary Baker Eddy Library / Mapparium Photo: Courtesy of Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA
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Mary Baker Eddy Library / Mapparium

A $6.00 value - Included with your Go Boston Card!

Delve into the extraordinary life of Mary Baker Eddy, view a rare 1611 edition of the King James Bible, and walk into the center of the world at the Mapparium. This world-famous, three-story, painted-glass globe is one of the Library's key attractions.

Since 1935, more than 10 million people have crossed the 30-foot glass bridge that spans the three-story, painted-glass globe-shaped Mapparium adjacent to the Mary Baker Eddy Library. This unique structure, situated in the downtown Bay Village neighborhood, is just a stone’s throw from the Prudential Center, and is one of Boston’s most recognizable buildings and visited tourist attractions.

Visit this truly enlightening landmark and learn about the extraordinary life and achievements of Mary Baker Eddy, an entrepreneurial publisher, teacher, businesswoman and religious leader who contributed much to modern American society. Here’s a preview of what you’ll see at the Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium:

Redemption Instructions

Included admission with the Go Boston Card

Closings

Mondays. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Phone: (617) 450-7000

Website: www.marybakereddylibrary.org

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 4.3 out of 5 stars (based on 4 customer ratings)
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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Unique Experience
By Vacationer Verified Reviewer from Florida on
Pros:
Cheap Parking, Unique, Short Stop
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Mary Baker Eddy Library / Mapparium:

It only takes about 30 minutes to see Mapparium and it was worth it! A very unique experience. We didn't have time to see the library. If you're taking a Duck Tour, they leave from Prudential Center, right across the street. There is free, 2 hour parking or a parking garage that charges $7.

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very interesting
By lulu from solon, ohio on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Mary Baker Eddy Library / Mapparium:

The rest of library not very interesting.

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Mapparium
By boston bound from Washington DC on
Pros:
If you are
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Mary Baker Eddy Library / Mapparium:

If you are in the area this is a very interesting exhibit of what the world looked like in the 1930's. You are inside the globe and the skill it took to make this is amazing. Four adults and one teenager thought it was very cool. I am bringing back my other teenager in October.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

The Mapparium is worth checking out.
By Rob0NY Verified Reviewer from Boston on
Pros:
Very cool
Cons:
Not for little kids
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Mary Baker Eddy Library / Mapparium:

The Mapparium was extremely cool. You walk out onto a catwalk that runs through the center of a stained glass globe (so the world appears around you, with the North Pole above and the South Pole below) with the map of the world as it was just before WWII. Apparently plans to update it kept being derailed by the rapid pace of change in the world's boundaries. Anyway, definitely worth seeing. Very young children will probably be bored, so might steer clear if you have them in tow.

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Hours

Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Please note, Go Boston Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Public Transportation

Take the T: Green Line E train to Symphony stop. Exit the station ontoMassachusetts Avenue; the Library is on the same block as the station, justnorth of The Mother Church.

Address

200 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

200 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: (617) 450-7000

Website: www.marybakereddylibrary.org

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