46 Museums in Mass. Will Be Free for Smithsonian’s ‘Museum Day Live!’

Here's a list of where to find free admission this weekend.


Photo courtesy of the Mary Baker Eddy Library

This Saturday, September 24, is Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live!, an annual event that offers free admission to participating institutions nationwide. The celebration of curiosity is the perfect chance to revisit favorite museums and galleries or to discover a new slice of culture and history—for free.

Massachusetts residents will have 46 museums across the state to choose from this weekend. To take advantage, sign up at smithsonianmag.com for free admission to the museum of your choice. Each ticket is good for two people and will be accepted at the door of your destination.

Here are the 46 museums in Massachusetts participating this weekend:

The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street, Acton

Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College (always free)
11 Barrett Hill Drive, Amherst

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College (always free)
41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst

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

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street, Amherst

Gibson House Museum
137 Beacon Street, Boston

Museum of African American History
46 Joy Street, Boston

Nichols House Museum
55 Mount Vernon Street, Boston

Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street, Boston

Otis House
141 Cambridge Street, Boston

The Mary Baker Eddy Library
200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston

The Paul S Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
2 North Grove Street, Boston

The Shirley-Eustis House
33 Shirley Street, Roxbury

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historical Site (always free)
83 Beals Street, Brookline

Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

USS Constitution Museum
Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown

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

Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street, Clinton

Concord Museum
200 Lexington Road, Concord

The Old Manse
269 Monument Street, Concord

Martha’s Vineyard Museum
59 School Street, Edgartown

Cogswell’s Grant
60 Spring Street, Essex

Battleship Cove
5 Water Street, Fall River

Marine Museum at Fall River
70 Water Street, Fall River

The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River
441 North Main Street, Fall River

Falmouth Museums on the Green
65 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth

Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham

The Gardner Museum
28 Pearl Street, Gardner

Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester

Codman Estate
34 Codman Road, Lincoln

Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Avenue, Milton

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
286 Waverley Avenue, Newton

Jackson Homestead and Museum
527 Washington Street, Newton

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield

Salem Witch Museum
19 ½ Washington Square North, Salem

Sandwich Glass Museum
129 Main Street, Sandwich

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street, Springfield

Merwin House
14 Main Street, Stockbridge

Old Colony History Museum
66 Church Green, Taunton

Armenian Museum of America
65 Main Street, Watertown

Wenham Museum
132 Main Street, Wenham

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
241 Wellesley Street, Weston

Williams College Museum of Art (always free)
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown

222 Harrington Way, Worcester

Winslow Crocker House
250 Main Street (Route 6A), Yarmouth Port