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Our Neighborhood

Simmons is located on a compact, historic, tree-lined campus in the heart of Boston's vibrant Fenway neighborhood. Our campus sits next door to the internationally famous teaching hospitals and biomedical research centers of the Longwood Medical Area. From campus, students can walk to numerous cafes, colleges, world-class museums, shops, parks, performance venues, and movie theaters. Some nearby things to do include:

Museum of Fine Arts

Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art.

Directions: Walk four blocks up the Fenway from the Simmons Academic Campus or take the Green Line to the MFA stop

Cost: Free for Simmons Undergraduate Students with current semester ID

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Mrs. Gardner turned her house and collection into one of the most amazing museums in the United States.
Directions: Walk one block up the Fenway from the Simmons Academic Campus or take the Green Line to the MFA stop
Cost: Free for Simmons Students with ID

Mary Baker Eddy Library

The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides public access and context to original materials and educational
experiences about Mary Baker Eddy's life, ideas, and achievements, including her Church.

Directions: Green line to Symphony Stop, walk 3
minutes up Mass. Ave, and it is on your right.

Cost: Discounted tickets are sold for $2 at the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has been exciting concert goers since 1881.
Directions: Green Line: E Train, Symphony stop
Cost: General performances cost between $30 - $115, and Open Rehearsals are $19.

New England Conservatory

The mission of New England Conservatory is the education and training of musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talents of an accomplished faculty, and nurturing individual excellence in a challenging and supportive community dedicated to the highest standards of performance, teaching, and scholarship. In so doing, NEC aspires to ensure that music has a central place in public life and that the broader value of a rigorous musical education is recognized.
Directions: Take the Green Line E train to the Symphony stop. Walk one block west on Huntington Avenue, towards the YMCA. Take the first left, onto Gainsborough Street. Jordan Hall is on the right.
Cost: All NEC concerts are FREE and non-ticketed unless otherwise indicated.

Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox

Season: April to September
Stadium: Fenway Park

Directions: Walk straight up Brookline Ave towards the Citgo Sign or take the Green Line to Kenmore

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