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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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Waltham, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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180 helpful votes 180 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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