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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 14 attractions in Brookline
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Fabulous cars from the Larz Anderson collection and others. Great Concours d'Auto all summer long. A must for anyone who loves cars as art as well as who loves cars for the wonderful machines they are.

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new york
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Went to a bicycle show with my husband and while he shopped, I went to the museum. It was a pleasant place having both autos, period clothing and the story of the Andersons. The grounds are beautiful.

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Maryland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Visited because my daughter works at Anderson House in DC. The carriage house which first housed the Anderson's horses now houses their car collection. There was also a BMW show outside where car owners bring their cars to show

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Milford, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

For auto enthusiasts I'm sure that this museum, the country's oldest auto museum, will be very enjoyable and worth the trip. As a person who enjoys autos but not an enthusiast I found it interesting but not exceptional. Many of the cars of are some of the earliest autos in the world and having been restored. While some enjoy seeing... More

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Milford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

we went after visiting the MFA, only a few miles away. It was a rainy Saturday and not one of the lawn events. The cars had informative write-ups as well as some female fashions for those eras. It was a bit confusing entering into the museum and saw a few parties going in and not realizing you had to pay... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Just walked around, but found the museum and park to be really unique. The park is tranquil and has plenty of places for picnics and barbeques. The museum displays really interesting cars. If you want to try something different on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon this is the place to go.

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