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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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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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One of the best museums in the world

We are lucky to have one of the best encyclopedic museums in the world in Boston. If you visited the MFA before the Americas Wing opened you must come back. It is a whole new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Newton, MA

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Newton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We are lucky to have one of the best encyclopedic museums in the world in Boston. If you visited the MFA before the Americas Wing opened you must come back. It is a whole new museum. It is a large place and there is much more than you can see in a day. The breadth of the collection is amazing.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum; we wish we'd had more time to explore it but our morning was taken up trying to find a CF memory card for my husband's camera. Very good selection of Impressionists, which is one of our interests. Entry fee pretty steep, even with a Senior discount for my husband.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite museum in Boston. Often they are having deals so that there are reduced prices for entrance and one day a week there is free admission in the evenings. Their special exhibit on Samurais was very interesting. I love going to look at the contemporary art exhibits.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is pristine. The permanent collection is varied and outstanding, and the temporary exhibits are well-curated to keep residents coming back. For even a cursory art lover, it's a must see when visiting Boston.

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west warwick, ri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Love the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Easily accessible, friendly staff always smiling and driven by their work. They seem to love their job. Great exhibits and pricing. The downstairs cafe is very reasonable and has a great selection of food. Awesome news letters to keep you up to date on upcoming museum events.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Spacious, well-lit galleries and hallways studded with dramatic paintings and art work of every kind. Sweeping staircases, gorgeous new American wing with many Sargent portraits--very special. Several dining areas with good food. Art and artifacts from many countries, including early tribal art. Superb Impressionists collection. An education across centuries of magnificent painting, sculpture, ceramics, musical instruments, furniture, etc. A treat... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is wonderful! My favorite is the French Impressionists, but there is something for EVERYONE! They often have special exhibits, and I love the area for new artists and their work. The museum has ample parking, and it is all you could hope to expect from a major city museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's expensive, yes. SO GO ON WEDNESDAYS! It's free after 4PM and totally worth it! Great exhibits and not even that crowded! Will definitely be going again next week. OH! And coat check is free, so feel free to come by right after work.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I Love this museum. It is user friendly, always has interesting exhibits, and special exhibits. My favorite is the American wing. Some of the best American art in the country. Unfortunately it is very pricey to park, unless you are a member and get somewhat of a discount. We go early to beat the crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

No doubt, the MFA in Boston is one of the finest museums in the U.S., BUT...for the museum to charge visitors over $20 just to see the permanent collection, is mildly outrageous. I understand charging a fee for special exhibits to defray costs, but ALL should be able to enjoy art without spending a small fortune. MFA......take a lesson from... More 

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