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Boston, Massachusetts

Obscura Day 2016: Hidden at the Boston Athenæum

Step behind the Boston Athenæum's​ red leather doors on Beacon Street.

Join us on Obscura Day for a rare behind-the-scenes look at one of the country's oldest libraries, the legendary Boston Athenæum.

The Athenæum’s collection of fine art is one of the most significant to have been formed in the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century, and many of these paintings and sculptures are on view throughout the building. Also on view are a number of highlights from the institution's collection of rare books, including George Washington's personal library and the King's Chapel collection.

This docent-led, hour-long tour will be exclusively for Atlas Obscura.

Details - 

Location: 10 1/2 Beacon Street

Cost: $10

Time: Two tours at 10 AM & 1 PM

Notes for this adventure:

- There will be two tours of 10 people each. Please be aware of which tour you sign up for.

- A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Boston Athenæum.

All ticket sales are final. Please direct any questions or concerns to Matt Blitz at matt@atlasobscura.com.

Check out our full lineup of amazing adventures taking place all around the world on Obscura Day, our annual celebration of discovery!

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