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Museum of Fine Arts

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Fenway / Kenmore
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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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Today
10:00 - 21:45
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Hours:
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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If you are visitng Boston (or if you live here) visiting the MFA is a must. Really a world class museum with a wide variety of exhibits - your kids will love the Egyptian mummies... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are visitng Boston (or if you live here) visiting the MFA is a must. Really a world class museum with a wide variety of exhibits - your kids will love the Egyptian mummies, and you might like the Monet collection. What's not to love except the steep admission fee ($25 for adults). If you have a Bank of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love this museum. Such a treat in Boston. Don't miss it if you visit. The meditation room is my favorite.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is so much to experience at the MFA that you may need to make more than one trip. Cafe has snacks, gift shops are full of lovely reminders of the Museum. Totally worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

MFA Boston has one of the most exquisite Egyptian archeological collection; also important: Asian art, paintings from early Middle European age, wonderful impressionists and other expos. Parking is difficult, but getting there by T is the best way. Don't miss this Museum!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I so enjoyed the recent William Merritt Chase exhibit at the MFA. I loved it so much that I went four times, once with my husband and three times with friends! We all love everything about the museum - from the gorgeous entrance, to the delightful galleries, to the friendly staff, and the delightful venues for snacks and food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No matter the style or subject, there is always a piece that catches my eye and I need to stop and ponder how that reflects a part of my being and living.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The MFA is a place where one can go and embrace the Beauty of the OLD and NEW Treasures that the walls of the Museum hold. Young and Old alike will enjoy the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful museum with a magnificent collection. Great American Arts exhibit and of course the Impressionists exhibit is one of the best in the world. Lovely cafés where you can eat or have something to drink. The museum also organizes a wonderful French film festival and offers concerts in the garden in the summer.

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Free day. Impressive exhibition on closing day. Crowded but spacious in the museum. Always a joy to meditate here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went with a friend on Sunday afternoon for the last day of an exhibit. It was crowded by not impossible to move around. It's curious to be a "tourist" in your own town. The art is incredible. I was most impressed with the staff who were there to help with directions, find out about the building and more. Definitely... More 

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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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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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