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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
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+1 617-522-6547
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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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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We were fortunate to be able to join a tour. The docent was very knowledgeable and passed along tidbits as well as answered questions. They are adding more about Mrs. Anderson... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
gailmath
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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts
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289 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to be able to join a tour. The docent was very knowledgeable and passed along tidbits as well as answered questions. They are adding more about Mrs. Anderson so the cars will be even more interesting. We will be back on a day with a car show. Be sure to check out the museum website for special... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This Auto museum has some attributes and vehicles I have not seen at previous ones I've visited but I won't spoil it by revealing what those vehicles entailed. Definitely, worth the trip! In addition it is surrounded by a beautiful green meadow that is used for tented events also near a wonderful view of Boston, and ice skating in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Brings you to another time and place. It's the perfect place to spend some time, learn a few things, and just enjoy the wonderful exhibits. It's a hidden gem in Boston outside of they typical tourist attractions.

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Thank tahir h
Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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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Thank Pumpke
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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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Thank Ashley M
Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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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Thank panama2000
Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 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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Thank Tanvir H
Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 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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