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Museum of Fine Arts

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Fenway / Kenmore
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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number:
+1 617-267-9300
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10:00 - 21:45
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Wed - Fri 10:00 - 21:45
Sat - Tue 10:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

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Extensive collection, well arranged

We visited the collection of American art which covered the period either side of the American Revolution. It mixed in the art of the time with furniture and silverware from the... read more

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the collection of American art which covered the period either side of the American Revolution. It mixed in the art of the time with furniture and silverware from the period. A superb collection of Impressionists featuring Monet and including Pissarro, Renoir, Cezanne. The Monet features more than 20 memorable pictures.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service and art at this hotel is fantastic! The collection is far extensive then what you may think. Conde Nast Traveler said this museum is the 2nd best in the world next to the Lurve in Paris. This is a must see in Boston!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best collection of art north of the Smithsonian DC. It could be an all day activity well worth the price of admission. Note if you see a long line go around to the other side entrance.

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved this museum. We had lunch at the cafe and then took our time roaming throughout the building. Very impressive!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good place, not really in the city center but easy to reach by bus. Very nice paintings, too little the contemporary area , interesting the other. It worths

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the MFA on 2/18/17 and I will say it immediately jumped up to the top of the list for the best museums I've visited. While the Louvre is still #1 in my books this place is in the top 3. Don't miss the American Exhibit including the works of John Copley.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. In the heart of the city, a must see place for all the art lovers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are a family with two teen girls. They enjoy art and appreciate art museums. This museum has many great works from famous artists. It was a pleasure to view the art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the most beautiful museums in the country. The art collections are superb and extremely varied by medium and human diversity. The tours are highly recommended - try to do them all. It is not unreasonable to spend two full days here. Also, the upstairs restaurant while expensive, is well worth the price - the food and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a phenomenal museum with a diverse and eclectic collection -- well laid out -- well trained and helpful staff. Take the T as it drops you off across the street

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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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