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Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Museum of Transportation

Larz Anderson Park, 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA 02445
+1 617-522-6547
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lovely old cars

Antique cars 0f all sorts, great for all and extra nice for car enthusiasts as well as everybody... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rzamenhof
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Brookline, Massachusetts
Captured the interest of multiple age groups!

What to do with 3 boys on a wet Saturday afternoon? Take them to the car museum! The boys (8, 10... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
jmnerka
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Dillingham, Alaska
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Just ten minutes from downtown Boston and nestled inside the 64 beautiful acres of Larz Anderson Park, the Museum is home to “America’s Oldest Car Collection”. These automobiles form the Museum’s permanent collection and are housed within the Carriage House, built in 1888 and designed by the city architect of Boston, Edmund M. Wheelwright, who was also responsible for several notable Boston structures like the Boston Public Library. The Larz Anderson Auto Museum also offers enjoyable and informative tours, with varied and in-depth discussions on the automobile and its impact on society. Aside from the tour, we offer four different educational programs that range from kindergarten to high school and cover a variety of topics from early transportation to automotive design. Each tour offers hands on artifacts and real life observational tools. Visit the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a day of exploration and fun that will create lasting memories for you and your group that is guaranteed to stay with you long after you leave.
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Larz Anderson Park, 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA 02445
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+1 617-522-6547

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Antique cars 0f all sorts, great for all and extra nice for car enthusiasts as well as everybody else

Thank rzamenhof
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

What to do with 3 boys on a wet Saturday afternoon? Take them to the car museum! The boys (8, 10, 11), along with a 19 year old sister, were awed at the outside of the museum, formerly used as the carriage house at the...More

Thank jmnerka
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a automobile museum to please one of my sons and found this one! Just to go there is worth the ride! It is in a very chic neighborhood with Beautiful Old houses! The museum is also a Beautiful Old building that...More

Thank estellecoulombe
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We were fortunate to be able to join a tour. The docent was very knowledgeable and passed along tidbits as well as answered questions. They are adding more about Mrs. Anderson so the cars will be even more interesting. We will be back on a...More

Thank gailmath
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This Auto museum has some attributes and vehicles I have not seen at previous ones I've visited but I won't spoil it by revealing what those vehicles entailed. Definitely, worth the trip! In addition it is surrounded by a beautiful green meadow that is used...More

1  Thank HomewoodSuitesDOS
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Brings you to another time and place. It's the perfect place to spend some time, learn a few things, and just enjoy the wonderful exhibits. It's a hidden gem in Boston outside of they typical tourist attractions.

Thank tahir h
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Museum of Transportation in Brookline, MA is a "must visit" if you're a car fan. Situated on a lovely property, the Museum has well organized, informative exhibits that are very informative and appealing to people who know a lot about automotive history and those...More

Thank Pumpke
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I brought my kids to the Larz Anderson Museum because it was part of Free Fridays in Boston. We had always wanted to go but hadn't made it yet and figured a free day was a great day to check it out! Outside, they had...More

Thank ashleymW6568LE
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Listen to the stories told by the docents. It will definitely add to the over all experience. These are great cars with great stories. It seems a little out of the way, but it is worth it.

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We recently visited the museum and attendeda lawn event, which takes place most Sunday's during the summer. The one we attended was German Car Day. The museum had a display of Porsche 911 and BMWs inside. Outside there we a range of German cars, with...More

Thank Tanvir H
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