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Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number: 617-267-9300
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses...
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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Free on Weds evenings

Second time visiting this museum while in Boston. If you go on Weds. night, admission is free or by donation. They feature an extensive mummy collection (if you like that sort of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Wilmington, DE
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Wilmington, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Second time visiting this museum while in Boston. If you go on Weds. night, admission is free or by donation. They feature an extensive mummy collection (if you like that sort of thing) and a lovely American Art collection. Easily accessible by public trans or (in our case) walking from Back Bay area.

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

One of the best museums in the country. Great for all ages, young kids love the Egyptian rooms. Everyone enjoys the art, collections, prints, and special exhibits. Easy to get to on the T, there is a stop right in front. Enjoy.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A really good selection of American (and European / Asian) art. Not overwhelmingly large, but well presented in a Museum that has been put together with intelligence and grace.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this museum. It's very large, with a wide variety of works. I particularly enjoyed the furniture exhibits in the American Arts section. You could easily spend an entire day visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful eclectic collection in a stunning building. Mixture of paintings, sculptures and historical artifacts. You need a fair few hours to see the whole collection. I came on a Wednesday after 4pm when the museum is free (donations encouraged) and only managed to see half of what they have to offer. I also decided to dine there and the food... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Loved the relaxed time to stroll through as many exhibits as we chose. Lovely restaurant and Book store as well. Nice walk from Copley Plaza hotels.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see in this museum. Plan a whole afternoon. Great on a rainy cold Spring day. The gift shop is wonderful too.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful Museum! Something for everyone. Lots of space, natural lighting and variety. The guides were most helpful when we got lost.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I was at a special event recently that was held at the MFA. Our event was a spectacular presentation done for the Pan Mass Challenge and 43 Cancer Survivors attended by hundreds of PMC followers. What one needs to know is that this venue is one every individual that has a love for art and creative and historical treasurers a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this museum. In a beautiful spacious building, the collection is very impressive. What most captivated my attention was the excellent collection of American art, ranging from the American Revolution to modern art. The collection includes unusual items like furniture -- even some carousel horses and weather vanes. Also an extremely memorable Egyptology... More 

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