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Boston Common

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Museum of Fine Arts

Both are praised by professional travelers. Overall, Museum of Fine Arts ranks significantly higher than Boston Common. Museum of Fine Arts scores 97 with approval from 10 sources including Michelin Guide, Lonely Planet and Not For Tourists.

Both are praised by professional travelers. Overall, Museum of Fine Arts ranks significantly higher than Boston Common. Museum of Fine Arts scores 97 with approval from 10 sources including Michelin Guide, Lonely Planet and Not For Tourists.

tripexpert score
88
#12 in Boston
location

Tremont, Beacon, Charles, Park & Boylston Streets, Boston, MA 02108

endorsements
  • 7 endorsements
  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    A green, 50-acre oasis in the heart of downtown Boston, the Common is the oldest park in the United States (first laid out as a pasture for cattle grazing in 1634). Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Nothing is more central to Boston than the Common, the oldest public park in the United States and undoubtedly the largest and most famous of the town commons. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    In 1634, when their settlement was just 4 years old, the town fathers paid the Rev. William Blackstone £30 for this property. In 1640 it was set aside as common land. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The Boston Common has served many purposes over the years, including as a campground for British troops during the Revolutionary War and as green grass for cattle grazing until 1830. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    The Public Garden is quiet and contained, the adjacent Commons is open and bustling. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Boston

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

  • 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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