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John Singer Sargent - Mrs. Fiske Warren (Gretchen Osgood) and Her Daughter Rachel, 1903 at Boston Museum of Fine Arts by mbell1975, via Flickr

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43 Things to Do for Free in Boston

Boston has plenty of freebies for penny-pinching students, from its top-notch art museums to grand historical landmarks. And as travelers we get to reap the benefits. Local JS correspondent Sarah Pascarella gives us a tour of Beantown on a budget.

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Salem Witch Museum - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dance at Bougival, 1883, Oil on canvas, 181.9 x 98.1 cm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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The statue of Lady Sennuwy dated from the Middle kingdom period and found in Kerma Sudan and now housed in Boston Museum of fine arts.

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Terracotta statuette of Nike seated. Italic, Etruscan. 2nd century B.C. | The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the largest museums in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas.

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Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) - Boston. Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.

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Roman funerary relief of a woman and daughter, from Syria (1st century CE) -- The Greek inscription reads: "Mimia, too soon, farewell; Koartilla farewell" The mother wears native Mesopotamian costume; the daughter holds a wreath and wears fashionable Roman jewelry. On display at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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10 Things To Do In Boston With Kids

Looking for things to do in Boston with kids? As far as family friendly cities go, Boston takes the cake! Get great tips and ideas for things to do with the kids in Scary Mommy's travel guide! summer | spring break | vacation | parenting advice

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Terracotta female idol. Greek. Archaic Period. 625-550 B.C. | The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Statuette of Lady Djehutynakht, Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11-early Dynasty 12, 2010-1961 B.C., Wood, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Tsuchiya Kôitsu (Japanese, 1870–1949) Lake Hakone (Hakone kosui) | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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The statue of Lady Sennuwy dated from the Middle kingdom period and found in Kerma Sudan and now housed in Boston Museum of fine arts.

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Oh my goodness...how very many times I have sat on that very same bench in my favorite room at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, studying that Sargent painting framed by the two actual vases. Way cool!!

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Portrait Head of a young girl, wearing a rolled ribbon in her hair, a sign that she was a priestess, despite her young age. Roman, from Greece (probably Corinth), 100-140 CE. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts.

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Silver Drinking cup in shape of fist - Hittite (Turkey 1400-1380 BC) Boston Museum of Fine Arts - Ancient World Collection

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