Top 10 Things to do in Waltham, Massachusetts (MA)

December 1, 2021 Hector Krause

Waltham (/ˈwɔːlθæm/) is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution. The original home of the Boston Manufacturing Company, the city was a prototype for 19th century industrial city planning, spawning what became known as the Waltham-Lowell system of labor and production. The city is now a center for research and higher education, home to Brandeis University and Bentley University. The population was 60,636 at the census in 2010.
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1. National Archives at Boston

Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center, Waltham, MA 02452-6399 +1 781-663-0130 [email protected] http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/
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The National Archives at Boston is located just outside downtown Boston, in Waltham. This facility is among New England's renowned learning centers for local, regional and national historical research, serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

2. Waltham Airport Taxi

Waltham, MA 02451 +1 781-996-5146 [email protected] http://walthamairporttaxi.com/
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Waltham Airport Taxi and Car services from Waltham, ma to Boston Logan International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport to Waltham, ma is one of the best Logan Airport Transportation Services in Waltham, Massachusetts. We are providing services from Waltham to Boston Logan International airport from decades and are one of the most professional and reliable transportation services.

3. Prospect Hill Forge

38 Guinan St, Waltham, MA 02451-4367 +1 781-816-9433 http://prospecthillforge.com
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Prospect Hill Forge

Reviewed By dwightvsnow - Eliot, United States

I took my first class at Prospect Hill Forge (PHF) about ten years ago. After that I took classes here and there as they became available and fit my schedule. I enjoyed them so much that I didn't mind the 1-1/2 hour drive each way. I took them weekends and weekdays. Carl is great. If you want to learn blacksmithing and how to be a blacksmith go to PHF. Three years ago I built my own forge and can't wait to become a full-time blacksmith. Thanks Carl.

4. The Telephone Museum

1661 Massachusetts Ave. #488, Lexington, MA 02420 +1 781-314-6864 [email protected] http://telephone-museum.org
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The Telephone Museum

When you were a kid, did you take stuff apart just to find out what was inside? Today's stuff is harder to see without specialized equipment, so we tear apart old analog phones to see the componentry that converts voice to electric current and back again. Then we compare this seemingly larger than life componentry of the 19TH century to today's semiconductor based versions. All things being equal, Ohm's Law is why smartphones work the same way as a candlestick phone. Furthermore, Ohm's Law is the fundamental principle of all circuit design including smartphone RF and Logic circuit designs. So, in the spirit of taking stuff apart that is meaningful, we offer telephone workshops at our museum.

Reviewed By 292marcial

This is a one room museum that contain the collection of telephones, telephone equipment, and displays that provide an educational journey through the development of the telephone. We spent 1 1/2 hours with the exhibits and detailed explanations of the collector who created this amazing treat for inquiring individuals. It is a great place for children, youth, and adults - a fabulous place to take scouts and school groups, as well as singles, couples and families young and and so young. No entry fee; contributions to the museum are accepted.

5. Waltham Cab Taxi

Waltham, MA +1 781-354-4070 [email protected] http://walthammacab.com/
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Waltham Cab Taxi

Waltham Cab and Taxi provide local and Logan airport taxi transportation. Get comfortable and affordable courteous cab service. Near Waltham, MA and the whole Massachusetts. Our prices are reasonable. We aspire to provide the best quality taxi service.

6. Waltham Cab Taxi

24 Crescent St Suite 105, Waltham, MA 02453-4358 +1 781-354-4070 [email protected] http://walthammacab.com/
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Waltham Cab Taxi

Waltham Cab Taxi provides a taxi-cab service in Waltham, MA. Also in surrounding cities. Low-priced, safe, convenient and comfortable taxi services. First-class service to Boston and Logan Airport. Waltham Taxi have been a force in the taxi industry for years. Consistently providing excellent ground transportation to the residence, businesses, and visitors of the town of Waltham MA. We cover all side of the city. Including Angleside, Kendal Green, Roberts, Banks Square, Lakeview, Rock Alley, The Bleachery, The Lanes, The South Side, Cedarwood, Northeast, Warrendale, The Chemistry, The North Side, West End, The Highlands, Prospectville, The Island and Ravenswood. We have always driven innovation and are continually striving to create a better industry. Our goal is always customer satisfaction and we will always go the extra mile to support both our drivers and passengers. We are family own a locally base taxi and cab service provider. We are a leader in taxicab business in Waltham.

7. Embassy Cinema

16 Pine Street, Waltham, MA 02453-5305 +1 781-736-7852 https://www.facebook.com/EmbassyCinema/
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Movie theater that feature a mix of independent films, foreign language cinema and Hollywood favorites.

Reviewed By DrT1408 - Waltham, United States

The Embassy Cinema in Waltham is accessible, provides a varied menu of movies (indie, action, oldies but goodies), has comfortable seats, polite staff, good refreshments, and comfortable climate control. It is right of Moody Street, within easy walking distance of Waltham's train station and major bus stops. There is a large parking lot and garage near by. The theater show movies throughout the day at multiple times. Tickets are reasonably priced, with discounts for matinees, seniors, and other groups. Embassy has a lot of small theaters, which I consider to be a plus. Almost every seat in each theater is good, except maybe the front row. Moody Street, a stone's throw away, has an active night life and small boutique shops. The Charles River and museums highlighting Waltham's role in starting the industrial revolution in America are also very close by. The Cinema, although an old, venerable institution in Waltham, is kept clean; I have never sat in a seat that needs repair.

8. Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5302 +1 781-893-5410 http://charlesrivermuseum.org
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Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Houses early machinery for the local automobile, textile and watch- and clock-making industries.

Reviewed By tguss - Boston, United States

We spent a good couple hours here learning about all the industry that existed in Waltham during the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum staff gave a wonderful overview at the start of our visit which kicked off a lot of interesting exhibits. There is information about the Mill (the building the museum is in), the Watch Factory, Waltham Manufacturing Co., and more. Who knew there was so much history right in my backyard! Super fascinating visit that I enjoyed very much. If you're into local history / the Industrial Revolution, then this is the place for you!

9. Gore Place

52 Gore St, Waltham, MA 02453-6866 +1 781-894-2798 [email protected] http://www.goreplace.org/
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Gore Place

Gore Place is a 50-acre country estate in the city, a grand mansion steeped in history, a working farm, and an invaluable community resource. The Gores built their home in 1806. With the help of a Parisian architect, Rebecca planned the Federal-style mansion — a rare opportunity for a woman of the time. The Gores filled the house with locally made furniture and beautiful art, much of which remains in place today. Gore Place is located at 52 Gore St. in Waltham, just nine miles from the heart of Boston. The grounds are open to the public as a community resource. Tours: Monday through Friday on the hour at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm Saturdays on the hour at 12, 1, 2, and 3 pm Sundays: Closed

10. Lyman Estate Greenhouses

185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA 02452-5645 +1 781-891-4882 ext. 244 http://www.historicnewengland.org/historic-properties/homes/lyman-estate
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Lyman Estate Greenhouses

Reviewed By lindam112 - Milton, United States

And of course I spent too much! But I took home several lovely ferns, a calathea, peperomia, jasmine loaded with buds, and a sweet little dendrobium orchid. This was the nicest selection I've seen since the old days of Edgar's in Belmont, and certainly no longer seen at the Boston Flower Show, alas. And a quality mail-order greenhouse can only send smaller specimens.

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