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    Default O.T. trade related places to see in Boston

    I'm heading to Boston in late August, and I'm wondering what are the "can't miss" trade related historic sites,or used tool places, or just amazing places to see. Anyone have a suggestion or two?

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    There's the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation (Charles River Museum), and both MIT and Harvard have great museums, you can search their sites and see which might be of interest. If you're feeling thirsty, there's the Waterworks Museum (Waterworks Museum), or if you're really thirsty, how about a brewery tour? Boston Brewery - Harpoon | Harpoon

    Lots to do in Boston, you won't be bored!

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    Oh I forgot, plus 1 on the 2 museums listed above. If you go to the museum of industry in Waltham make sure to stop at the "Tool Shed" a great used tool store down the street In Waltham. They have weird hours/days as the owner spends the other half of his time cleaning out widow's garages and basements (1-5pm) Wed thru Sat with Wed at 1pm being the best day to check out the new arrivals. They are hit or miss though depending on what you need but always well worth stopping in

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    Well having issues replying with the phone my first response got deleted. But if in Boston the weekend before labor day Google the waushakum live steamers. They have their big meet that weekend and is well worth the trip to see some spectacular works of craftsmanship

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    Both Slater Mill and Gold Industrial Machinery are just south of Boston (about a forty five min car ride) in Pawtucket RI.

    Gold International Machinery | The One Stop Shop for all of your Machinery, Equipment, Tool & Die Needs

    Slater Mill Historic Site - Wikipedia

    Both are very much worth seeing.

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    Thanks kindly folks! I have a mole at MIT who I'm hoping to give me a private tour. I'm quite looking forward to visit such an historical place!

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    Not machinery related but, The American heritage Museum if you are interested in military armored vehicles . Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by millwrong View Post
    Thanks kindly folks! I have a mole at MIT who I'm hoping to give me a private tour. I'm quite looking forward to visit such an historical place!
    If you and your mole want to do some tunnel and roof hacking, just be aware that the campus police are much less tolerant of that stuff then they were thirty years ago...

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    +10 on the Museum of Industry and the Tool Shed both about 30 minutes from downtown Boston (traffic depending.) The Tool Shed has an FB page: The Tool Shed - Waltham, Massachusetts - Local Business | Facebook

    If they have not yet been mentioned:
    The Boston Museum of Science: Home | Museum of Science, Boston
    The USS Constitution (18th century sailing war ship): Home - USS Constitution Museum
    The MIT Museum: MIT Museum | MIT Museum
    The Harvard Museum of Natural History: Harvard Museum of Natural History (esp the glass flower exhibit.)

    All the above are places I have been to and will go to them again. Hope you have a week there!

    -DU-


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