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Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Museum of Transportation

Larz Anderson Park, 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA 02445
+1 617-522-6547
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Interesting car museum based on the history of the car owners

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is located about 20 minutes from downtown Boston in the town of... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2017
Karen Z
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Zurich, Switzerland
Probably worth 3.5 starshave

The upstairs exhibit had some more modern super cars - the highlight of those was the XJ220 for us... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
ADKtraveller
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Lake George, New York
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Just ten minutes from downtown Boston and nestled inside the 64 beautiful acres of Larz Anderson Park, the Museum is home to “America’s Oldest Car Collection”. These automobiles form the Museum’s permanent collection and are housed within the Carriage House, built in 1888 and designed by the city architect of Boston, Edmund M. Wheelwright, who was also responsible for several notable Boston structures like the Boston Public Library. The Larz Anderson Auto Museum also offers enjoyable and informative tours, with varied and in-depth discussions on the automobile and its impact on society. Aside from the tour, we offer four different educational programs that range from kindergarten to high school and cover a variety of topics from early transportation to automotive design. Each tour offers hands on artifacts and real life observational tools. Visit the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a day of exploration and fun that will create lasting memories for you and your group that is guaranteed to stay with you long after you leave.
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Larz Anderson Park, 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA 02445
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is located about 20 minutes from downtown Boston in the town of Brookline. The Museum is situated in the Larz Anderson Park, which has over 60 acres of woodland as well as an skating rink, walking trails and barbecue areas....More

Thank Karen Z
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

The upstairs exhibit had some more modern super cars - the highlight of those was the XJ220 for us but overall those cars were not what was impressive here. The Anderson's personal car collection - original and unrestored are the impressive eclectic collection. Glad we...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

My first visits to the Larz Anderson Park and the Auto Museum were before they were brought together. Uniting them has changed both. BTW, the Larz Anderson Park is great for sledding in the winter after a snowstorm, and the Auto Museum is great for...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Truly wealthy Americans vacationing in Europe would purchase a "touring" car, the better to see the countryside, and then when they were through with their travels, bring the car home with them. That's the story behind one of the most beautiful old vehicles in the...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2017

Antique cars 0f all sorts, great for all and extra nice for car enthusiasts as well as everybody else

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Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

What to do with 3 boys on a wet Saturday afternoon? Take them to the car museum! The boys (8, 10, 11), along with a 19 year old sister, were awed at the outside of the museum, formerly used as the carriage house at the...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a automobile museum to please one of my sons and found this one! Just to go there is worth the ride! It is in a very chic neighborhood with Beautiful Old houses! The museum is also a Beautiful Old building that...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2017

We were fortunate to be able to join a tour. The docent was very knowledgeable and passed along tidbits as well as answered questions. They are adding more about Mrs. Anderson so the cars will be even more interesting. We will be back on a...More

Thank gailmath
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

This Auto museum has some attributes and vehicles I have not seen at previous ones I've visited but I won't spoil it by revealing what those vehicles entailed. Definitely, worth the trip! In addition it is surrounded by a beautiful green meadow that is used...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2016

Brings you to another time and place. It's the perfect place to spend some time, learn a few things, and just enjoy the wonderful exhibits. It's a hidden gem in Boston outside of they typical tourist attractions.

Thank tahir h
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