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Museum of Fine Arts

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Boston Athenaeum

Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Athenaeum are both rated highly by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Museum of Fine Arts scores significantly better than Boston Athenaeum. Museum of Fine Arts comes in at #1 in Boston with approval from 10 reviews such as Frommer's, Travel + Leisure and Lonely Planet.

Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Athenaeum are both rated highly by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Museum of Fine Arts scores significantly better than Boston Athenaeum. Museum of Fine Arts comes in at #1 in Boston with approval from 10 reviews such as Frommer's, Travel + Leisure and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Boston
location

465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    There's a special focus on American masters from the 18th and 19th centuries: Copley, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassat, John Singer Sargent, and Gilbert Stuart. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Count on staying a while if you have any hope of seeing what's here. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    One of the world's great art museums, the MFA works nonstop to become even more accessible and interesting. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The Museum of Fine Arts holdings encompass all eras, from the ancient world to contemporary times, and all areas of the globe, making it truly encyclopedic in scope. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    One of the country's leading museums, the Museum of Fine Arts contains a comprehensive collection of more than 350,000 artworks. Full Review →

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#9 in Boston

10 Beacon St., Boston, MA

  • 9 endorsements
  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    This magnificent private library is tucked away behind red leather–bound doors with more than 600,000 volumes of gilt-lettered books and rare manuscripts. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Bostonians now jealously guard the title "Athens of America." One of the oldest libraries in the country. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Mounts exhibits in the compact art gallery on the first floor... and schedules lectures, readings, concerts, and, on rare occasions, viewings. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    An old and distinguished private library, having hosted the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    The Boston Athenaeum is one of the nation's oldest private lending libraries. Full Review →

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