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The MHS is open! Visit our current exhibition, attend an event, or make an appointment to use the library. Learn more about our COVID-19 protocols

Visit the MHS

The MHS offers many resources for visitors to learn, connect, and inspire including exhibitions, events, tours, brown-bag lunches, seminars, workshops, and a research library. Our building is handicap accessible. 

We are happy to welcome visitors back for in-person programs and exhibitions. Find out about upcoming events, explore our exhibitions, and learn more about our COVID-19 protocols.

Our galleries and library are open Monday, and Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:45 PM, Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 7:45 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please note that the last admission for exhibition visitors will be 45 minutes prior to closing.

An advance appointment is strongly encouraged for library visitors. Please visit our Appointment Request Form to select your preferred visit dates. 

For directions to the MHS, click here.

 

Who We Are

 

Hours & Admission

  • Exhibition galleries 
    Monday, and Wednesday through Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:45 PM
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 7:45 PM
    Saturday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Please note that the last admission for exhibition visitors will be 45 minutes prior to closing.
  • Library
    Monday, and Wednesday through Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:45 PM
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 7:45 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Plan your visit to the MHS library.

Directions & Parking

  • The MHS is located at:
  • 1154 Boylston Street
  • Boston, Massachusetts 02215
  • Tel: 617-536-1608
  • Fax: 617-859-0074
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  • For a map link and parking options, see our directions page.

Calendar of Events

  • Please check our calendar for hours and closings due to holidays and other events.
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About the MHS

Founded in 1791, the MHS tells the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures.

More about the MHS

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Library

Free and open to the public, the MHS library welcomes researchers of all ages and experience levels. The library does not lend materials, but anyone wishing to view the collections can register as a researcher through our online request system and use materials in our building.

Use the library

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Exhibitions

Explore a variety of topics and collection items on display in our gallery spaces. The galleries are open Monday, and Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:45 PM; Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 7:45 PM; and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please note that the last admission for exhibition visitors will be 45 minutes prior to closing.

Current exhibition

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MHS Fund and Membership

The MHS welcomes history lovers from near and far to join its community. Learn how to support the MHS and become a member.

Support the MHS

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Tours

Take a tour of the Society’s historic building and learn more about the history and collections of the MHS.

Calendar of tours

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FAQS

Explore a list of commonly asked questions and answers.

View frequently asked questions