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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
617-267-9300
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #1 of 212 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Saratoga,CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The MFA contains some fantastic collections that should not be missed. Although the entrance fee is quite pricey, it is worth the cost and can be made more affordable getting admission through the Boston Citypass. I thought the museum was well organized but it seemed as though rooms on every floor were closed for remodel or installations. I particularly enjoyed... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Fine Arts is everything I was hoping for and so much more. Their collections are large and impressive. Stepping into some of the rooms is like stepping back in time. It is so hard to see it all, so we decided to focus on a limited number of the collections, rather than all. We wish we had... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is one of these museums that has so much variety, it will be interesting to both children and adults. We rented the self audio guide which was great. You just go to things that are interesting and plug in the number associated with it and it gives you information on the piece of art. My son really enjoyed the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

OK- I was sucked in for the Magna Carta exhibit. What kept me the extra 3 hours was the wide collection of truly fine art. Everything from musical instruments to Renaissance masters to Greek and Roman artifacts to a Far Eastern temple. Have an afternoon- something here will bring a smile to your face....

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Wisconsin
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Drawn to the museum because of the Jamie Wyeth and Magna Carta exhibits, we were amazed at the vast amount of diversity. Van Gogh, Monet, Dega, Renoir, as well as so many more, both contemporary and ancient. Taking a short tour with a docent helped narrow down the exhibits we wanted to view, necessary when having a short amount of... More

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Valhalla, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic Sunday afternoon. Wonderfully diverse this museum offers so much and more. From never before seen - yet well preserved - musical instruments dating back hundreds of years to long ago ancient Egypt artifacts. Exhibitions included Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The Gems and Jewelry from the Ancient Mediterranean is stunning. The Contemporary Art Exhibit may leave... More

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Whitefish, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We only had one afternoon to visit the museum and spent four hours viewing the Jamie Wyeth exhibit and the European Masters collection.

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went specifically to see the Jamie Wyeth exhibit. It was wonderful. There are so many different exhibits to see, one could spend days there. Will take my husband back for the Wyeth exhibit.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After returning from Europe to meet up with a friend in Boston for a week, I was a bit skeptical about visiting another museum, particularly after three visits to the Prado among other museums. But my friend insisted and I'm glad she did. We got a map and after grabbing a quick breakfast in the cafeteria, we made our way... More

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Scotts Valley CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

not too much to distinguish it from any other big city museum but it does have an amazing collection of MesoAmerican artifacts .... don't want to get into the ethics of what was "stolen/looted" ..... but it is far better than what we've seen in their countries of origin.

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