Boston Bahá’í Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 October 2018.

Phone: 617-695-3500


A community-wide Bahá'í Center was established in Boston in 1950 at 116 Commonwealth Avenue that was used to host weekly public meetings and youth gatherings. Since that time the Center has moved to several other locations in Boston and is now located at 595 Albany Street. Today the Boston Bahá'í Center is the seat of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Boston and serves the devotional, social, and administrative needs of the Boston community. Depending on the event or activity, individuals may come from places as close by as Cambridge and Brookline and as far as Winchester and Marlborough.

Activities and Schedule

The Boston Bahá'í Center hosts community gatherings such as the observance of Holy Days and Nineteen Day Feasts. Weekly children’s classes and a junior youth group are held on Sundays. It also houses a social and economic development project - The Tahirih Peace Institute - that offers free English as a Second Language classes as well as job and family skills as a public service. At the Center one can learn more about the Bahá'í Faith by browsing the bookstore and lending library. For an up-to-date listing of activities view the calendar of events on the website of the Boston Bahá'í community.


People of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds attend activities at the Center, which serves approximately 400 people.