Boston Public Library

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Girlphoenix on January 26, 2002

A great "off the beaten path" sidetrip is a tour of the Boston Public Library's McKim Building. The library is located in Copley Square, handy to the Copley T Stop on the Green Line.

Guided tours of the art and architecture of the building are given by volunteers, but they tend to be provided only once a day and the schedule varies, so call in advance. Of course, you can take a self-guided tour - more information can be found on the BPL website. My favorite room is Bates Hall. With the light streaming in and the green glass lamp shades, it calls up a turn of the century vision of young students poring over their books.

When you're finished with your tour, head over a block to Newbury Street for a cafe lunch and people watching. Or, walk up a block to Prudential Center for a shopping trip or a bite to eat in the Food Court.

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02117
+1 617 536 5400

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