The MHS offers many ways for the public to enjoy its collections, including exhibitions, public lectures, tours, brown-bag lunches, seminars, teacher workshops, and a research library. The building is handicap accessible. For directions to the MHS click here.
The MHS is currently closed to the public in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Though our building remains closed to visitors, the MHS is open for business! Learn more about our online offerings and latest updates.
The Library will reopen on September 7, 2021. An advanced appointment is required. Please visit our Appointment Request Form to select your preferred visit dates.
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM Mon.- Fri.
Please check our calendar for hours and closings due to holidays and other events.
Plan a visit to the MHS library.
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri.
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tues.
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Sat.
The MHS is located at:
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
For a map link and parking options, see our directions page.
The MHS Library is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. Indulge your curiosity by planning a research visit. Library hours.
The MHS offers many engaging programs including exhibitions, tours, lectures, brown-bag lunches, seminars, and conferences.
Conveniently located where the Back Bay meets the Fenway in Boston, the Massachusetts Historical Society is free and open to the public.