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  • Address: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
  • Hours: Monday–Tuesday, Saturday–Sunday: 10am–5pm. Wednesday–Friday 10am–10pm
  • Admission: Adults: US$25

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Museum of Fine Arts Boston Tours

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts houses one of the world’s most comprehensive art collections, with nearly 450,000 works ranging from ancient Egyptian sculptures to contemporary masterpieces. With more than 1 million yearly visitors, the MFA is a true Boston highlight and must-see attraction for art lovers and first-time city travelers. 

The Basics
Visitors to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts can admire works from around the globe, including one of the richest Edgar Degas collections in the world and a 13-foot-tall (4-meter-tall) statue of the Roman goddess Juno—the largest Roman-era statue in North America. Other highlights include the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art and the Art of the Americas wing, which contains four levels of American art ranging from ancient artifacts to modern installations. 

To gain insight into the museum’s vast collection, stroll through the galleries on a small-group tour and benefit from the knowledge of an art historian guide. Or, visit independently with a Go Boston Card or Boston Explorer Pass—both of which include admission to the MFA along with visits to such city highlights as the Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, and Fenway Park. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Four on-site restaurants offer a range of options, including a family-friendly cafeteria and a gourmet dining spot. 
  • Guided tours are included in admission and offered daily.
  • Two free coat check rooms are located on the ground floor. 
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible; wheelchairs and walkers are available at all entrances on a first-come, first-served basis. 

How to Get There
The museum is located on Huntington Avenue in downtown Boston, just south of Kenmore Square. Visitor parking is available for a fee but can fill up quickly during popular exhibitions, holidays, and school vacation weeks. During these times, take advantage of the museum’s valet parking or take the subway (or “T”) to the Museum of Fine Arts stop, located directly in front of the building. 

When to Get There
The MFA is open daily year-round, and is busiest on weekends and holidays. Opt for an early morning or weekday visit to avoid crowds. A late-night visit is also a good option—the museum is open until 10pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Exploring the Museum 
From the art of the ancient world to impressionist masterpieces, the MFA’s treasure trove of artwork spans many centuries of human history. Museum highlights include the largest collection of Monet paintings outside of Paris, numerous works by American painter John Singer Sargent, Asian and African collections, Japanese art, and a large collection of musical instruments.

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