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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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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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Stunning place and stunning art

This is a must do for anyone interested in art. The installations, the imagery and the space are all worth spending time to see. I lived wandering around and seeing the art from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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358 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do for anyone interested in art. The installations, the imagery and the space are all worth spending time to see. I lived wandering around and seeing the art from all continents, they way it's curated is extraordinary and different to many of the museums I have visited worldwide. Worth the $25 entrance fee, take a couple... More 

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Franconia, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The MFA has one of the best Egyptian collections in the world. We have been members for a few years, but have been here a number of times over the last 20 years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoy visiting regularly to see new exhibits as well as rediscovering various collections. Excellent place for Sunday brunch.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wife and I were sans kids and in need of a culture fix. Very nice exhibitions and a wine bar too. Some fantastic ancient Egyptian pieces.

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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent about 4 hours at the MFA and had a very nice time. The museum has some really great pieces as well as a wide range of artifacts. Worth the trip!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I never get tired of going to the MFA. I am a member and live an hour away, but I try to get here often. It feels like home and there is always something to see. I like the interplay between the old section and the new more open architecture.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the musical instrument room. So much history. They "Make way for ducklings" display was very interesting. There is so much to see. They break up the different time periods very well. There is a food court in the middle of the museum. We would recommend this to families with all kid ages.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a family weekend in Boston celebrating many February and March birthdays. After taking a wonderful tour of the city, we spent time at the museum. It was lovely, with how items were displayed and the valuable pieces within. I could have stayed longer! I will definitely visit again when I'm back in Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are get exhibits and activities all the time. It is a great location in a supper hot or rainy/cold day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Boston during a blizzard, scheduled 3 hours for the MFA. Not nearly enough, this place is amazing. Egyptian, Asian, Roman & American art, and the best impressionists outside of France. The ticket is good for 2 days - we went back and still did not see it all . Pollack & Picasso. Monet, Renoir,, Pissarro, O'Keefe all... 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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