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Boston Bruins

Written by staff
Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014

The Boston Bruins 2014-2015 regular season started on Wednesday, October 8th! The Bruins hosted the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. The regular season starts in October and ends in April! Come see fan favorites Zdeno Chara, Johnny Boychuck, Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand, as they hopefully lead the Bruins to the playoffs! Captain Chara will be starting his 17th Season in the NHL; he is also the tallest player in the NHL, at 6 feet and 9 inches! TD Garden is only a short ride on the T from our Inn! Visit Boston this winter, come support the Bruins and stay with us!

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The Swan Boats of Boston

Written by admin
Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013

boston-public-garden-and-swan-boats-juergen-rothSince 1877, the Swan Boats have been an iconic feature of the Public Garden in Boston. The boats were designed by Robert Paget after seeing Richard Wagner’s opera Lohengrin, in which a heroic knight rides a swan across a lake to rescue a damsel in distress. This romantic notion is echoed in the dramatic design of the boats themselves, featuring a large white swan. Paget himself died only a year after the initial launch of the boats, but the business was carried on by his wife, Julia, and youngest son, John, who in turn turned the business over to his son Paul in 1969.

Although the boats have been replaced over the years, the design has changed very little, and the current fleet features one boat built in 1918 by John Paget himself. The pedal-powered boats can be seen on the pond in the Public Garden seven days a week from April through September and are a welcome sign of warm weather to Bostonians beleaguered by the long cold winter. During your visit to our Boston bed and breakfast this summer, we recommend you bring the family down to the Public Garden and take a peaceful ride on one of these beautiful and historic Swan Boats!

Boston Children’s Museum Celebrates 100 Years

Written by admin
Thursday, 20 Jun 2013

Boston Children's MuseumFor visitors to our city, the Boston Children’s Museum has always been a favorite family destination. And while the museum might be for kids, there’s no question that they’re all grown up as the venerable institution celebrates its 100th year! The museum first opened on August 1, 1913 at the Pinebank Mansion in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Although they moved into a larger space a few blocks away in the 1930s, the museum would remain in JP for several decades.

In 1979, out of a desire for more space and greater accessibility for residents of downtown Boston, the museum moved to an empty wool warehouse on the Fort Point Channel where it has remained ever since. After a $47-million project to renovate and expand the space in 2006 and 2007, the museum became the city’s first green museum.

As part of their centennial celebration, the Children’s Museum has posted a fantastic pictorial history detailing their growth and expansion over the past 100 years. If you’re visiting our Boston bed and breakfast with kids, you absolutely must visit the Children’s Museum! The museum is open Saturday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm and Fridays from 10am to 9pm and admission for adults and children costs $14.