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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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Car Enthusiasts - Great for Weekends in the Summer

The Museum of Transportation in Brookline, MA is a "must visit" if you're a car fan. Situated on a lovely property, the Museum has well organized, informative exhibits that are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Museum of Transportation in Brookline, MA is a "must visit" if you're a car fan. Situated on a lovely property, the Museum has well organized, informative exhibits that are very informative and appealing to people who know a lot about automotive history and those who know very little. The weekend lawn shows are well worth a visit -- check... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I brought my kids to the Larz Anderson Museum because it was part of Free Fridays in Boston. We had always wanted to go but hadn't made it yet and figured a free day was a great day to check it out! Outside, they had food, a big tent with tables, and a guy making balloon animals. Inside, there was... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Listen to the stories told by the docents. It will definitely add to the over all experience. These are great cars with great stories. It seems a little out of the way, but it is worth it.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We recently visited the museum and attendeda lawn event, which takes place most Sunday's during the summer. The one we attended was German Car Day. The museum had a display of Porsche 911 and BMWs inside. Outside there we a range of German cars, with their owners, including a pristine and quite amazing Mercedes 300SL, a car worth probably more... More 

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum was amazing! There was a number of EXTREMELY rare and totally original antique cars. This is a must for any car lover!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Attended a lawn event here, great time! Lots of enthusiasts bring their cars to share with fellow car lovers. The museum itself is worth the stop, they have a german exhibit now which was great. They have a little place to get a snack and a few vendors, but not too many which I think is important. Everyone was excited... More 

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

"On my list" for awhile to experience during one of the automobile lawn events with one of my "pride and joys" I opted to take my 10 year old grandson to see the museum. I had to see the "oldest car collection" in the US - and I love original unrestored cars. And what is more unique that a one... More 

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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

I was here for a car show. They do a great job. Well worth the trip. Check schedule online. They do all kinds of different shows, Bmw, Italian autos, etc. the museum is a must see. There are some incredible old vehicles here.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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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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