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Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Museum of Transportation

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Address: Larz Anderson Park, 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Phone Number: 617 522 6547
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This museum houses America's oldest collection of automobiles and traces...

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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petite auto museum

this is a beautiful small auto museum that is actually part of larz anderson park , so you can have a beautiful walk, or ice skate, and , if the weather turns bad, go take a look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
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Newton, Massachusetts

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Newton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

this is a beautiful small auto museum that is actually part of larz anderson park , so you can have a beautiful walk, or ice skate, and , if the weather turns bad, go take a look at the antique cars. during the summer months, they host awesome automobile shows on the weekends. you can see some really cool cars,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I heard a lot about this museum, so probably had high expectations. I found the museum underwelming and overpriced. It was great to see the carriages and the first cars, not to mention the amazing castle where the museum is located, but overall I found it boring.

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Thank Yulia D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

One person claimed the Museum of Transportation (MoT) was "overrated". I challenge that perception. Within the parameters of an Automotive Museum, MoT stands head and shoulders above any other, in several specific ways. First, it's unique in the US as a repository of rolling automotive reference. The unrestored cars from the Anderson's collection provide an unparalleled level of information about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A visit here would be a must for fans of the automobile or motorcycle.Autos and bikes date back to the 1800s.There are also modern machines to die for.This is a marvellous exhibition under the one roof and includes several other exhibits related to the motor industry.Well worth a visit.Pity they do not have a little coffee shop on site.

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Thank Liam p
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is super close to Boston, tucked away in Brookline. It is a GEM! The yard events they hold in the summer are so much fun! The museum itself is great as well. I even am considering this as a wedding venue, it is unique just like me.

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Thank Elizabeth S
Dedham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We brought some visiting friends here and were pleasantly surprised about a "Lawn Day" event. Their exhibits are always very interesting to see and as our son absolutely loves all types of vehicles, mostly cars, this is a go-to for us.

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Thank ShanesDriver
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

This place was found randomly when I was heading to Boston, MA from Providence, RI. The Museum grounds are just the right place to go alone or with family and enjoy the great views and just relax. I really liked the Auto Museum which is "America’s Oldest Car Collection". For only $10 you can see some unique old vehicles dated... More 

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Newton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you like old cars, the auto museum is definitely a place to visit. On our last visit they had an extensive exhibit on motorcycles. It was very well done, with rooms dedicated to certain manufacturers and a large selection of bikes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband and I visited the museum over Valentine's day weekend. We both thought it was amazing for different reasons. My husband is a mechanic and he found the vintage cars to be very interesting. I really liked the historical pieces about Larz and his wife. I also liked looking at the architecture of the building. We are planning on... More 

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Boston, MA
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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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