Group tours

Teddy Crecelius
[email protected]

Schedule your group visit

Visit an amazing world and discover an extraordinary life, in the heart of Boston’s Fenway Cultural District! Our unique historical institution is one of the city’s hidden treasures.

We cater to educational groups (grades pre-K through college), youth camps, field trips, and afterschool programs—as well as adult and senior groups. Everyone has the opportunity to discover more about the world and their place in it. Groups of 15 or more should complete the form below. Please try to make reservations at least two weeks in advance.

Group Tour request form


Group admission gives you access to all exhibits, including the Mapparium, the Publishing House Lobby, and other exhibits also on view.

  • Mapparium group tours (40 minutes)
    Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–3:40 p.m.
    Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–3:40 p.m.
    The Mapparium is available for view on a guided tour only. Tours of the Mapparium run every 20 minutes. There is a 20-25 person/group maximum capacity in each show during certain months. Photography, videography, or recording of any kind is not allowed in the Mapparium.


  • Publishing House Lobby group tours (20 minutes)
    Guided tours of the Publishing House Lobby last approximately 20 minutes. There is no extra charge for this tour. Still photography, without a flash or tripod, is permitted in the Publishing House Lobby, provided the resulting images are for personal use only.

Group rates

Group rates apply to fifteen visitors or more. No deposit is required at the time of reservation. Payment in full is required on the day of your visit. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, as well as cash and check are accepted payments.

  • Tour Groups/General Admission— $4.00
  • Seniors (62+), Students (with ID), and Youth (6-17) — $3.00
  • Children 5 years and under — Free
  • Chaperones (1 per 5 youth) — Free

Further information

The Research Room

The Research Room at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

The first-floor Research Room is open for the public to explore the Library’s online collections database and to read reminiscences of Mary Baker Eddy.

  • Open Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Atrium

This sunny area is perfect for small groups to eat their lunches or reflect on their Library visit. There’s always something new in this space, from the changing seasonal views outside to art pieces and Christmas lights inside.

Seats 20 at tables.

The Lounge

Bring your brown bag lunch to our lounge, which offers vending machines with snacks, hot and cold drinks, and a microwave. Comfortable chairs and couches are arranged on the far side of the room, while the main room consists of over a dozen dining tables. Free WiFi is always available for visitors.

Seats 60 at tables and 12 in soft seating.

Area partnerships

The Library is located within walking distance to many Boston attractions. We are also partners with several tour groups and cultural organizations. (In order by distance from the Library.)

Christian Science Church
1884 & 1908 edifice tours
The Christian Science Plaza
(351 feet)

The BSO and Boston Pops
301 Massachusetts Avenue
(0.1 miles)

at the Prudential Center
Belvidere Street entrance
(0.2 miles)

at the Sheraton Hotel
 • Trolley Stop 11 (0.2 miles)
at the Colonnade Hotel
 • Trolley Stop 9 (0.3 miles)

Shop • Dine • Visit
The Prudential Center
(0.3 miles)

at the Prudential Center
Skywalk Observatory
(0.3 miles)

Mass. Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
(0.3 miles)

at the Boston Public Library
* Field trip partnership *
700 Boylston Street, Boston
(0.6 miles)

Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston • 
465 Huntington
(0.8 miles)

Isabella Stewart Gardner
Museum • 
25 Evans Way
(0.9 miles)

Fenway Park Tours, Gate D
Yawkey Way & Van Ness
(0.9 miles)

Walk Boston: Avenue of the Arts
Walk/with stops: 1.25 hours
Walk/no stops: 45 minutes
Distance: 16 blocks/1.6 miles

Explore an area of Boston that is rich in art, music, theatre, sports, and education, as well as historic sites and parklands.

This partnership of Boston’s top attractions works together to make planning tours to Boston as smooth and exciting as possible.

The Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) is the premier association of businesses dedicated to providing life enhancing travel experiences to students and young people.

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