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Museum of Fine Arts

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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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465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Fenway / Kenmore
+1 617-267-9300
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Reviewed yesterday

The MFA has playdates for children 4 and under. It's a great introduction to the Museum for kids. The staff running the program are talented, engaging and well trained. Parents and adults who bring the children are included. It makes for a lovely morning. How...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank masonb189
Reviewed yesterday

I absolutely love it here. Every time I visit the museum I do not expect to stay as long as I do. I can't seem to pull myself away. It is just beautiful. You simply need to spend some time here to truly appreciate it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rytral
Reviewed yesterday

We have always loved the MFA. It has great permanent collections and always something unique and different on the visiting collections. We visit frequently and have always enjoyed our trips.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CourtneyM1719
Reviewed 2 days ago

A few years ago there was a major renovation and the addition of a huge new wing. This has really improved the experience. They have a giant collection which rotates in and out and they get top quality travelling exhibits from all over the world....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 653gregoryw
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very big collection of artwork, from all over the work. One of the biggest collection of Monet paintings outside France is here too. Will take multiple visits to complete seeing all the exhibits. Nice restaurant in the building.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SyahrilHussin
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great museum! The building itself is beautiful, the exhibits are very varied and well displayed. We were interested in the Ansel Adams photography exhibit, which was wonderful. Very nice dining facilities as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JGSK
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went for the AA exhibit spent the day! We got there when it opened at 10 and had 3 non crowded hours. Weekends get crowded after noon.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sparky799
Reviewed 1 week ago

With constantly changing exhibits, and a size which isn't overwhelming, you can make a great day out of exploring this museum. The open areas for dining and relaxing are exquisite, and well worth making the visit to. High praise for the curators of this museum,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kemurphy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great visit to the MFA. Staff are really helpful and nice as you work your way through the maze of rooms. Had lunch in the restaurant, it was terrific. Really enjoy going here.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, this iconic museum never disappoints! The Ansel Adams exhibit was exceptional! The rest of the museum is filled with must sees, so plan on spending a full day here! We stopped for lunch in the courtyard restaurant and the food was really good, including...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank christinefX0MZ
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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but
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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
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17 January 2019|
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Response from williamcD2831XX | Reviewed this property |
Mid week you should be OK...but I’d book for a weekend day.
6 January 2019|
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Response from williamcD2831XX | Reviewed this property |
Yes paid parking is available to the left of the MFA off of Huntington Ave.
28 December 2018|
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Response from Trainman334 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Thursday early afternoon and it was busy but manageable. I think it depends, to some degree, on what exhibits on currently showing. Also, the day we were there, the museum was closing early to stage for... More