We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Fine Arts

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (3,584)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“american art”(266 reviews)
“american wing”(212 reviews)
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.
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:45 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Boston
465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Fenway / Kenmore
+1 617-267-9300
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Museum of Fine Arts
Boston CityPASS
45 Reviews
from US$59.00
More Info
from US$79.00
More Info
from US$72.00
More Info
Go Boston Card
138 Reviews
from US$57.00
More Info
Reviews (7,660)
Filter reviews
6,507 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews american art american wing musical instruments van gogh ancient world americas wing on wednesdays permanent collection great collection special exhibit john singer sargent new wing on display free admission green line few hours rainy day
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 6,507 reviews
Reviewed today

Went for the AA exhibit spent the day! We got there when it opened at 10 and had 3 non crowded hours. Weekends get crowded after noon.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sparky799
Reviewed 2 days ago

With constantly changing exhibits, and a size which isn't overwhelming, you can make a great day out of exploring this museum. The open areas for dining and relaxing are exquisite, and well worth making the visit to. High praise for the curators of this museum,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kemurphy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another great visit to the MFA. Staff are really helpful and nice as you work your way through the maze of rooms. Had lunch in the restaurant, it was terrific. Really enjoy going here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nancy011351
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow, this iconic museum never disappoints! The Ansel Adams exhibit was exceptional! The rest of the museum is filled with must sees, so plan on spending a full day here! We stopped for lunch in the courtyard restaurant and the food was really good, including...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank christinefX0MZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

We just saw the Ansel Adams exhibit and it was outstanding. The way they presented his prints made it very enjoyable walking around the various rooms and seeing his work along with those of other photographers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bsk_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited to view a couple of artists whose work was advertised as being separately featured (Ansel Adams, Nan Golden). The curators chose to display Adams alongside several other landscape photographers - which is confusing at best - and diluted the experience. Likewise Goldin was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kevincW4167YP
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, it was not a planned visit and we only learned about this Museum whilst in Boston (the fact that it was free entry from 4pm that day encouraged us even more). But, boy, are we glad we went there ! What a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DirkW107
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the MoFA for their permanent collection, but we also appreciate the fact that they are always bringing in new exhibits. There's always something to see! This time we came for the Ansel Adams exhibit and the Treasures From the Vault French Pastels collection....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kgirl00
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A simply great place. Exhibits change so check the schedule but plan more time here. There is excellent food at the venue as well

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jerry18361836
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a museum person but this place is amazing. we really enjoyed the egypt and greek sections but all were very well done and top notch. It is a full day just to walk around this place, but don't feel that you have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank whohadaddy
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 nearby hotels
The Verb Hotel
3,210 reviews
.63 km away
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Back Bay/Fenway
1,934 reviews
.86 km away
Boston Hotel Buckminster
1,824 reviews
1.01 km away
The Midtown Hotel
4,124 reviews
1.01 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,602 nearby restaurants
The Gardner Cafe
177 reviews
.41 km away
New American Cafe
157 reviews
.01 km away
44 reviews
.37 km away
Garden Cafeteria at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
64 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 945 nearby attractions
Fenway Park
14,650 reviews
.79 km away
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
2,783 reviews
.40 km away
Symphony Hall
111 reviews
.81 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
18 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from williamcD2831XX | Reviewed this property |
Mid week you should be OK...but I’d book for a weekend day.
7 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from williamcD2831XX | Reviewed this property |
Yes paid parking is available to the left of the MFA off of Huntington Ave.
28 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Trainman334 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Thursday early afternoon and it was busy but manageable. I think it depends, to some degree, on what exhibits on currently showing. Also, the day we were there, the museum was closing early to stage for... More