Museums & Historic Sites l Royal Sonesta Hotel in Boston, MA

Royal Sonesta Boston

Museums & Historic Sites

Museum of Science

The Museum of Science is located 100 yards from the hotel. The Museum has remained on the cutting edge of science education by developing over 400 innovative and interactive exhibits and programs that both entertain and educate. In addition to the exhibits, there is the Mugar Omni Theater, the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Butterfly Garden.
Science Park
Boston, MA 02114


Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world with nearly 450,000 works of art. Each year, more than one million visitors experience the museum's spectacular exhibits–from ancient Egyptian to contemporary works–as well as special exhibitions and innovative educational programs. Located three miles from the hotel.
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Sports Museum

The concept of a Sports Museum has been thought of by every sports fan who ever lived in New England. Nowhere else in the country is the passion for sports so intense, the tradition as deep, or the shared experience as broad. Opened in 1987, The Sports Museum in the TD Banknorth Garden features 1000+ hours of rare sports film and video footage, a photo library of 2000+ titles as well as scrapbooks and diaries of prominent sports figures, uniforms, trophies, medals, equipment and much more. Located one mile from the hotel.
100 Legends Way 
Boston, MA 02114


Institute of Contemporary Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art has been introducing Boston to some of the most important contemporary artists of our time–from Pablo Picasso to Robert Rauschenberg to Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman–since its inception in 1936. Located 2.5 miles from the hotel.
100 Northern Ave.
Boston MA 02210

Boston Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile red-brick walking trail that leads to 16 nationally significant historic sites, each one an authentic American treasure. Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1958, when the wrecking ball threatened, the Freedom Trail today is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that narrate the story of the American Revolution and beyond. Located one mile from the hotel.
99 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 02111

Old North Church

The Old North Church is officially known as Christ Church in the City of Boston. It was built in 1723, and is the oldest standing church building in Boston. The enduring fame of the Old North began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when the church sexton, Robert Newman, climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution. Located 1.5 miles from the hotel.
193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113


The Paul Revere House

On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston's North End and set out on a journey that would make him into a legend. Today that home is still standing at 19 North Square and has become a national historic landmark. It is downtown Boston's oldest building and one of the few remaining from an early era in the history of colonial America. Located 1.8 miles from the hotel.
19 North Square
Boston MA 02113

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. Located on a ten-acre park, overlooking the sea that he loved and the city that launched him to greatness, the Library stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. The Kennedy Library is one of 12 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Located seven miles from the hotel.
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125


Franklin Park Zoo

The Franklin Park Zoo, founded in 1913, is the 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, long considered the “crown jewel” of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Park System. Highlights of Franklin Park Zoo’s collection include the African lions of the Kalahari Kingdom, Masai giraffe and Grevy’s zebra of the Giraffe Savannah, and western lowland gorillas of the Tropical Forest. Located 7 miles from the hotel.
One Franklin Park Road
Dorchester, MA 02121

Boston Children's Museum

The Boston Children’s Museum has been building innovative, meaningful, and fun exhibits for over 90 years. Their emphasis on hands-on engagement and learning through experience has inspired museums worldwide. Designed for children and families, our exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts. Located 2.3 miles from the hotel.
300 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210


USS Constitution

The USS Constitution, aka "Old Ironsides," was built to defend the young American nation.  The ship is nearly as old as the historic document for which President Washington named her. Both the document and the ship have proven to be resilient symbols of America's strength, courage, and liberty. The Constitution is on duty as "America's Ship," representing our proud naval heritage and all those who have fought so gallantly to preserve America's freedom. Located one mile from the hotel.
Charlestown, MA 02129

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