Visit the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston is the main art museum for Boston.  It is one of the largest museums in the United States with over 450,000 works of art in its collection.  It was founded in 1870 and opened its doors in 1876.  The MFA moved into its current location at 465 Huntington Ave. in 1909.

The Museum also has an excellent Egyptian Mummy section as well silver work from the great patriot Paul Revere.  In 2010, the MFA opened the Art of the America’s wing with four levels which houses American art from ancient to modern.   In 2011, the MFA west wing of the Museum was transformed into the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art with new galleries for contemporary art.

With so much to see how can one see all of it in one day? You don’t have to! A ticket to visit the MFA includes all day access AND one repeat visit within 10 days! You can purchase a ticket online in advance (as well as prepay for parking!) or on the day at the museum.

You can also visit the MFA for free using one of the Boston tourist passes!


The MFA is open 7 days a week – with exception of certain holidays.

Monday and Tuesday 10 am–4:45 pm
Wednesday–Friday 10 am–9:45 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am–4:45 pm


Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 6 and under FREE
Youths 7–17 $10 (unless after 3pm or on public school holidays, then FREE)


Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25)

The Museum is free to all visitors on the following Open House days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day Community Weekend, Fall Open House days. See Website for details.


The MFA is located at 465 Huntington Ave. The Museum of Fine Arts stop on the Green Line (E line) of the MBTA (subway) gets you there.

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