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Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Museum of Transportation

Larz Anderson Park, 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA 02445
617 522 6547
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Brookline
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses America's oldest collection of automobiles and traces the development of...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: This museum houses America's oldest collection of automobiles and traces the development of automotive technology during the early years of the 20th century.

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Boston, MA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great place, especially for private functions. Who knew that such a nice place existed for special parties. I love this place.

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Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place is indescribable! It has some of the very earliest cars in their original location and in original condition. No restoration to these cars but in a state of preservation. Weekly car shows there on the weekend featuring a vast variety of collecter cars!

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Austin, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The museum is housed in the carriage house of the former estate of Larz Anderson. The building itself is incredible and the collection is worth seeing. Upstairs is the usual collection of some really nice stuff (Stanely Steamer), a couple of great Packards and a great collection of tack, but downstairs is the real treat as it houses the super... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews 132 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've been here a few times and would recommend it as a place to kill a few hours. It's located within Larz Anderson Park which in itself is worth a visit esp. in the summer. They also host numerous car shows on the lawn that are fun to check out. The museum itself has some cool stuff to check out,... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I went here with a group of 4, and for $10 per person, it seemed like a steep price for a relatively small museum. Granted, the collection of early 1900's vehicles was impressive, and unlike any other gathering of cars I have ever seen at a car show, but, you can walk through the museum pretty quickly, unless you choose... More 

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fun state
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

While visiting from Florida we were excited to go to this museum. We drove three hours from Maine. Checked their website for hours, pricing.... When arrived we were met by a very rude staff lady. Who very rudely informed us that we were to leave because they would be closing in 5 mins. I told her that according to their... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you're a petrosexual and find yourself in the Boston area, this is a must see. The museum has a nice collection of early make automobiles. Its small and mostly covers '20s and '30s era cars, so don't go their expecting exotics or '60s-era muscle. Best part is that most weekends in the summer they have events on the lawn... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The museum is quite small but has a really nice set of cars and trucks dating back to the earliest form of motorized transport. Probably can provide about 30 minutes of diversion. We got in for free using the public library passes which made it worth it. I probably wouldn't visit if I had to pay full price as there... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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159 reviews 159 reviews
53 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I took my son to an American muscle car outdoor exhibit. While at the car show we checked out the museum. There are all sorts of cars to check out. Definitely worth a visit for any car buff. In the spring, summer and fall on various Week ends they offer different car shows, ie BMW, Italian car day, Mercedes car... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It is a bit out of the way, but in a lovely park and housed in ia pretty building. The collection has some gems but a lot of them are crowded in a small space in the basement. I'm sure there are big financial restraints limiting change, as with most museums these days.

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