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Best museums in the Northeast

Boston is the home of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Boston is the home of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Those who want to live in a city that values the arts likely want to be in an area that has plenty of museums. There are many places around the country with museums, but when looking at the Northeast region of the United States, some specific places stick out. While these are only some of the many options available, the idea of living within close proximity to these prestigious institutions could convince you to take your moving boxes and hand them over to your moving company. Additionally, with the Northeast being more compact than many other parts of the country, it may be easier for people to visit more of these venues through short trips.

Museum of Fine Arts - Boston
It is widely known that Boston is a historical city. While there are many landmarks and sites to see, those who enjoy art  will want to check out the Museum of Fine Arts. The MFA has been around for more than 100 years and has more than 400,000 art pieces. It has art from all of the world, as well as a wing with a focus on American art. It also houses many temporary exhibitions, which could keep you coming back.

Peabody Museum of Natural History - New Haven, Connecticut
Yale University is the home of one of the most famous natural history museums in the world. The Peabody Museum could be a perfect spot for both amateur and professional paleontologists, as it has a wide range of dinosaur, ancient bird and plant fossils. The museum is a staple in New Haven, and one of the many arts locations offered by the university in the city. It also offers guided audio tours, so you can get an even richer experience.

American Museum of Natural History - New York
One city that is a hub for arts and historical information is New York. The city is home to many museums, but its most famous may be the American Museum of Natural History. Founded nearly 150 years ago, the museum offers a multitude of exhibits. Many of these are temporary, and done over the course of several months or years. Whether it has to do with ancient history, insects and animals or even space, it is likely you can find it here.

Salem Wax Museum - Salem, Massachusetts
The Bay State is famous for the Salem Witch Trials, one of the infamous incidents in early America. Those interested in both early American history and the supernatural may want to check out the Salem Wax Museum. The venue offers interesting information regarding the incidents during that period, as well as the many places in the area that are considered haunted. Tours are fun for the whole family, and the area gets quite festive around Halloween. The city becomes quite busy during this time, and the Wax Museum and its counterparts are hot attractions.

New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Just north of Hartford may be a great spot for those who love aviation. Near Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks is the New England Air Museum. It is the home of multiple airplane hangars, as well as guided tours and flight simulators. It also may be a great spot for the whole family, as many people bring their kids along for child-specific events. There are dozens of intact aircrafts from all parts of history on display at the museum, as well as presentations on famous pilots and flight teams throughout American history.