These 7 Crazy Laws In Boston Will Leave You Scratching Your Head In Wonder

Some laws remain on the books long after they become irrelevant, while others are so zany that you wonder how they passed in the first place – and why they were needed. There are some pretty crazy Massachusetts laws, and Boston is not exempt from weird legislation. According to, these seemingly random 7 laws are still in effect:

Which of these quirky laws most surprised you? Aside from the archaic bathing rules, the law against playing the violin seems the strangest to me. Do you know of any other head-scratchers that are still technically laws, even if they aren’t enforced? Share your tidbits of trivia in the comments!