Medford, MA is the home of Tufts University and more than 56,000 people. And being very close to Boston, it is worth a side trip here. So why not visit on a 24-passenger mini bus rental in Medford, Massachusetts?
The presence of Tufts University in the city guarantees that there would be a lot of activities for you to do when you visit.
You can also go to the Medford Arts Center's The Mystic Art Gallery (Medford, MA 02155, United States), where you can see the works of member artists in various media. There is also a public exhibit called the Medford Children's Art Showcase, which features the works of the school's public school students. You could also visit the Tufts University Art Gallery, where you could see the best contemporary art. The gallery has around 2,000 artworks in its permanent collection, some of these dating back to the ancient times.
Arts Across Medford Festival is held every October and gives residents and visitors a whole month of low-cost cultural, historic and arts-related events. You also have the Mystic River Celebration, where you could meet artists who are selling their work and listen to the area's best musicians. This one-day event also features public art and arts-related activities.
You could also check out Circle the Square, which takes place every third Thursday of June through October. There are musical performances, artists, and deals and discounts from local businesses.
Further, there is CACHE in Memford. CACHE in Medford is a non-profit organization that brings together more than 20 different cultural institutions in the city, including:
A good place to eat and relive history here is Salvatore's Restaurant (Medford, MA 02155). The restaurant is located on a part of the site of the old Depositors Trust, which was robbed by crooked police officers in 1980. Eating at the restaurant's private room, you would need to pass by the bank vault. The restaurant management has also left a hole in the ceiling, where the robbers crawled through, intact so that diners could see it. You could also eat at Lighthouse Cafe, which was formerly known as Pewter Pot. Pewter Pot is the site of a grisly mob execution.
Otherwise, you can sample the food at the best restaurants here, such as:
Shopping. For some shopping time, you can go to Meadow Glen Mall or Wellington Circle Plaza Center. But if you want to check out the best local businesses, start with Eddigans, Two Sisters Antiques & Collectibles, Natalie's Jewelers, Aggie's Attic, and Carter's.
Visit the Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford and the Osgood House is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places and is the city's first religious community, having been founded in 1690. You could go to the house where Amelia Earhart lived in the city. Earhart was the first woman to ever fly across the Atlantic Ocean, but she lived in Medford for a time, working as a teacher and social worker. Her house in the city is located at 76 Brooks Street.
Culinary expert Fannie Merrit Farmer also lived in Medford and the site of her old house is at the corner of Salem and Paris Streets. Meanwhile, Grandfather's House, or the Paull Curtis House, is the house that is mentioned in the poem "Over the River and through the Wood."
Meanwhile there are also those that have great architecture and design, such as the Grace Episcopal Church, which was designed by noted architect H.H. Richardson and features a stained glass window designed by John LaFarge. And then there's the Henry Bradlee Jr. House, with its Queen Anne architecture. The house is the best preserved of the three Bradlee and Hall houses on their estate.
Royall House and Slave Quarters presents a different kind of history: that between masters and slaves. The Royall house used to be the home of a family with the largest number of African slaves and the house has been converted into a museum. Here, you have artifacts, household items and other exhibits that tell the stories of slavery in the city. Beyond that, the Royall House also has a great colonial era architecture in the entire New Endland area.
Visit the Salem Street Burying Ground, where you could see the graves of Revolutionary War figures such as John Brooks and Sarah Fulton.
You could also visit:
The city has several noteworthy parks where you could easily find places to play and indulge in some sports. There is:
Carr Park, where you could find four different little league fields, a tot lot and a basketball court, while Hickey Park has a baseball diamond, a softball diamond, a tennis court, tot lot and a basketball court.
Other parks in the area:
These are just some parks that you can visit. There's more when you visit Hastings Heights, Brook Park, Capen Park, Columbus Park, Cummings Park, Dugger Park, Grant Park, Playstead Park, Royall Park, and Thomas Brooks Park.
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