Visit These Boston and Massachusetts Museums for Free on ‘Museum Day Live!’

60 local institutions are participating in the annual Smithsonian magazine event.

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Harvard Art Museums is among 60 local institutions offering free admission on Saturday. / Photo by Olga Khvan

This Saturday, September 26, is Museum Day Live!, an annual event organized by Smithsonian magazine that offers free admission to participating institutions all over the country. It’s hosted in the spirit of the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C., which offer free admission every day.

Sixty institutions all over Massachusetts are celebrating this year’s event. To gain free admission, people can sign up on, where they can request and then download a ticket to one participating venue. Each ticket will grant free admission for two people.

Here are the 60 local museums that are opening their doors for free on Museum Day Live! this Saturday:

Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street, Clinton

Martha’s Vineyard Museum
59 School Street, Edgartown

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site (free every day)
83 Beals Street, Brookline

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College (free every day)
41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst

Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Sq. North, Salem

The Shirley-Eustis House
33 Shirley Street, Boston

American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street, Lowell

Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site (free every day)
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield

Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road, Winchester

Concord Museum
200 Lexington Road, Concord

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
Regis College, 241 Wellesley St., Weston

Atwood House Museum Chatham Historical Society
347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham

The Gardner Museum
28 Pearl Street, Gardner

Emily Dickinson Museum
280 Main Street, Amherst

Old Colony History Museum
66 Church Green, Taunton

Harvard Semitic Museum (free every day)
6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge

Wistariahurst Museum
238 Cabot Street, Holyoke

Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Rd., Framingham

222 Harrington Way, Worcester

The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street, Acton

The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Home of the Mapparium
200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston

Forbes House Museum
215 Adams Street, Milton

Armenian Museum of America
65 Main Street, Watertown

Gibson House Museum
137 Beacon Street, Boston

Yiddish Book Center (free every day)
1021 West Street , Amherst

Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester

Nichols House Museum
55 Mount Vernon Street, Boston

Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street, Harvard University, Cambridge

Memorial Hall Museum
8 Memorial Street, Deerfield

Otis House
141 Cambridge Street, Boston

Cogswell’s Grant
60 Spring Street, Essex

Merwin House
14 Main Street, Stockbridge

Codman Estate
34 Codman Road, Lincoln

Winslow Crocker House
250 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Rd, Amherst

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave., Boston

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue, Harvard University, Cambridge

Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street, Worcester

The Bidwell House Museum
100 Art School Road, Monterey

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation (free every day)
2 North Grove Street, Boston

Museum of African American History
46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, Boston

Custom House Maritime Museum
25 Water Street, Newburyport

The Great House at Castle Hill
290 Argilla Road, Ipswich

Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street, Boston

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
286 Waverley Ave., Newton

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation
397 Main Street, PO Box 2488, Hyannis

Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave., Milton

Marine Museum at Fall River
70 Water Street, Fall River

Battleship Cove
5 Water Street, Fall River

Wenham Museum
132 Main Street, Wenham

USS Constitution Museum
Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown

John Cabot House
117 Cabot St., Beverly

Naumkeag House and Gardens
5 Prospect Hill Rd, Stockbridge

The Old Manse
269 Monument Street, Concord

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street, Springfield

Williams College Museum of Art (free every day)
15 Lawrence Hall Dr Suite 2, Williamstown

Sandwich Glass Museum
129 Main Street, Sandwich

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge

The Suffolk Resolves House (free every day)
1370 Canton Avenue, Milton