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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 15 things to do in Brookline
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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.
Quincy, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Larz Anderson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

This museum is very well kept up and sits on a huge park that has rolling hills, a pond,a skating rink in the fall,winter.
The Lawn Events are mesmerizing as you wouldn't expect cars of such beauty to come rolling on in as they do! I recently attended the Cadillac Show ,and I'm still talking about it!
There is so much history in this museum It's not to miss!!! I highly suggest you put this on your
"to do" list http://larzanderson.org/

Visited May 2012
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Montreal, Quebec
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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

If you are into car history - this is the place to go. Even better - for a femme fatal like myself (I like fashion) - the display we saw on the w/e which was all to do with British made cars during the war time - had not just the cars - but also the clothing worn at the time. You can find out more information of upcoming events at their website (if only we lived closer - Italian week would be uber cool - http://larzanderson.org/

Visited May 2012
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Boston
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“Great little museum on beautiful grounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

The auto museum is really nice, all kinds of old cars. It's an old mansion on beautiful grounds so it's great for a walk as well

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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“Great if you love cars!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I am not a car enthusiast, but I still enjoyed our visit to the Museum of Transportation. It's interesting to see how cars have changed since the early days. The Lars Anderson collection is simply amazing. I did think the admission fee was high, but we had a buy one get one free coupon from the Entertainment book, so it wasn't bad. Our six year old son was absolutely bored- there is a kid's room, but it was closed due to construction when we were there.

The park surrounding the museum is beautiful!

Visited February 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Fun to visit for adults and kids alike.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This small auto museum is on the grounds of the Larz Anderson Estate. It gives one the sense of what life might have been like in the early 1900's. There are auto shows several times a year with various themes: Italian cars; antique autos, etc. Very manageable with children and the adjoining park with its playground is a treat too.

Visited September 2011
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