50 Things To Do Before Graduation

  1. Purchase class clothing
  2. Attend Barristers’ Ball
  3. See the HLS Parody
  4. Get your yearbook photo taken (mid-March)
  5. Participate in the HLS Public Interest Auction http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/opia/auction/
  6. Get commencement regalia
  7. Attend your section reunion (TBD)
  8. Attend the End-of-Year BBQ
  9. Visit Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts www.mfa.org
  10. Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum http://www.gardnermuseum.org/
  11. Tour the John F. Kennedy Library http://www.jfklibrary.org/
  12. See the Boston Museum of Science, which includes an IMAX theater and planetarium http://www.mos.org/
  13. Eat at Coast Cafe in Cambridge http://coastsoulcafe.com/
  14. Visit Boston’s African American History Museum http://www.afroammuseum.org/
  15. Tour the Sam Adams Brewery http://gonewengland.about.com/cs/bostonattractions/l/aa080300a.htm
  16. Walk around Boston Common (ice-skate on Frog Pond?) and Boston Public Garden
  17. See the Red Sox play at Fenway Park http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/ticketing/index.jsp?c_id=bos
  18. Take a Duck Tour of Boston http://www.bostonducktours.com/
  19. Go inside the Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/exhibits/mapparium
  20. Marvel at the Glass Flowers and the rest of the Harvard Museum of Natural History http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/on_exhibit/the_glass_flowers_collection.html
  21. Stroll through Mount Auburn Cemetery http://www.mountauburn.org/
  22. Witness the reenactment of the Battle of Lexington/Concord http://www.nps.gov/mima/patriots-day.htm
  23. Watch the Boston Marathon  (April 16, 2012) http://www.bostonmarathon.org/BostonMarathon/Default.asp
  24. See the USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/
  25. Climb to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument http://www.nps.gov/bost/historyculture/bhm.htm
  26. Tour Paul Revere’s house http://www.paulreverehouse.org/
  27. Walk the Freedom Trail, including the Granary Burying Ground (resting place of Sam Adams & John Hancock) http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visitor/granary.html
  28. See the Old State House http://www.bostonhistory.org/?s=osh
  29. Tour the Massachusetts State House http://www.sec.state.ma.us/trs/trsgen/genidx.htm
  30. See the Saint-Gaudens Memorial to Col. Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts, at the top of Boston Common http://www.nga.gov/feature/shaw/home.shtm
  31. Visit Trinity Church, Copley Square http://www.trinitychurchboston.org/art/tours.php
  32. Eat food in North End (the site of the first Pizzeria Regina) & visit Mike’s Pastry http://www.mikespastry.com/
  33. Visit the Arnold Arboretum http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/visitors/visitors.html
  34. Hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall; see the Boston Ballet or the Boston Pops http://www.bso.org/bso/index.jsp?id=bcat5240153
  35. Eat at the Union Oyster House, oldest restaurant in America http://www.unionoysterhouse.com/
  36. Shop at Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/
  37. Visit Salem, MA, home of the Salem Witch Trials, and Peabody-Essex Museum http://www.salem.org/, http://pem.org/homepage/index.php
  38. New England Holocaust Memorial http://www.nehm.com/
  39. Stroll around Beacon Hill & gaze at mansions, especially in Louisburg Square
  40. Shop on Newbury Street
  41. Walk the length of Commonwealth Avenue, look at neighborhood mansions
  42. Visit the Institute of Contemporary Art http://www.icaboston.org/
  43. See Old South Meeting House (& Boston Tea Party Museum) http://www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org/default.aspx
  44. Look at the treasures in the Caspersen Room, 4th floor North of Langdell
  45. Gaze over Boston from the Prudential Skywalk http://www.prudentialcenter.com/shop/shop_detail.php?id=64
  46. Visit Plymouth Plantation http://www.plimoth.org/
  47. Eat DimSum in Chinatown (Saturdays and Sundays)
  48. Tour the Longfellow National Historic Site, here in Cambridge http://www.nps.gov/long/planyourvisit/hours.htm
  49. Visit Walden Pond http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/walden/

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