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Museum of Fine Arts

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Fenway / Kenmore
As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 3 other guides
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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number:
+1 617-267-9300
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10:00 - 16:45
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Wed - Fri 10:00 - 21:45
Sat - Tue 10:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

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A solid afternoon to see

Nice museum with a good collection from around the world with recognizable artists form the Renaissance. Collections from outside Europe was impressive as well. Plan for about... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice museum with a good collection from around the world with recognizable artists form the Renaissance. Collections from outside Europe was impressive as well. Plan for about 3-4 hours and if you can't as much your tickets are good for the next 10 days. There is available parking but costly unless you luck out with nearby metered street parking which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

At the same level as the Louvre! Greek and Egyptian exhibitions are outstanding. European art is top of the level.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy to spend days here and still not have time to enjoy everything. The design is great especially love the new wings. Garden spaces are particularly well done love al of the visual art

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always a fabulous visit - excellent exhibitions. Very good restaurant - Bravo- good museum shops as well. Well organized.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding museum and staff. FREE street parking on Sundays. Park on Parker Street (?) across from the museum, across Huntington Ave, near Wentworth Institute. Park by 9:30-10 a.m. to get a spot. You may need to park farther down on Parker and walk 4-5-6 blocks in. So what! OK, the museum: Enormous. Wear very sturdy, comfortable, all-day shoes. Plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So first a disclaimer..I grew up in Boston...BUT I actually never went to the MFA until I was about 30. BY that time I had already traveled the world several times and then came back to see this museum and though "good god, I can't believe the best museum I've seen is in my back yard". Well it's true. I've... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best curators in the USA. An excellent collection that rivals even larger ones. It's colonial period, furniture,paintings, etc is fantastic. Egypt room. Traveling exhibits, etc. a must see on a regular basis. New wing I see amazing. For those who haven't been in the last year. Go out and discover the MFA all over again. You won't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoy our trips to the museum and always find them informative and inspiring . We wish the prices of parking and the museum could be somewhat lower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places to take out of town visitors. Amazing permanent collection and there's always an exhibit for almost any taste. So much fun to move through the older parts of the building to the newer ones. We always seem to stop at the giant Chihully sculpture for photo ops! I really enjoy using the headsets for the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delightful show of lesser known artist. Wonderful detail and much mood implied in all works. Details of the artist family and life added to the charm and warmth of the show.

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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