Self Parking Options

Visitors to the MFA have three self-parking options: the Huntington Lot, the Fenway Lot, and the Museum Road Garage, all of which have entrances on Museum Road. The Huntington Lot offers closer parking to the current main entrance, the Huntington Avenue Entrance.

Parking spots may sell out during busy periods, such as school vacation weeks or special programmatic offerings. Because of this, we ask that you give yourself ample time to allow for parking at one of our facilities, on-street parking, or any of the parking facilities in our neighborhood. Please be aware that we are unable to provide discounted parking at other parking locations.

All parking facilities have handicap spaces.

All parking facilities are automated. We encourage all visitors to pay for parking at the exit stations of the garage or lots while you remain in your vehicle. We accept all major credit and debit cards. However, you may also use one of our payment kiosks located in the lobby of the garage. Cash is accepted at this location. Scan your membership card to receive the discounted rate prior to payment if applicable.

For additional information, please call the garage at 617-369-3657.

Parking Rates

  Nonmembers Members
1 hour or less $12 $8
1 to 2 hours $24 $16
2 to 5 hours $32 $21
5 hours or more $36 $24
Evening Rate (after 5:30 pm) $20 $12

Parking Information

The Huntington Lot(entrance on Museum Road) is closest to the main Huntington Avenue Entrance and has HP spaces along the Huntington Avenue side, parallel to the sidewalk. Visitors who require a level entrance should park in the Fenway Lot and may use the Linde Family Wing Entrance.

Please call the garage office at 617-369-3657 for additional assistance regarding parking when planning your visit.

If you plan to visit the Museum for 6 hours or more, you can prepay for parking.

After parking your car, take your ticket with you and proceed to the parking pay stations located in the ground-level elevator lobby of the Museum Road Garage. The pay stations accept either cash or credit card and issue you a receipt.

Before inserting your ticket, press the prepay button. Members can scan their membership card to receive a discount. Follow the instructions on the screen. Your ticket will be valid until the garage closes. Please check the garage entrance for posted closing times as they may vary during the week. Keep your ticket with you; you will need it to exit the garage.

Parking restrictions on the streets around the Museum are enforced by the City of Boston.

Museum Road

After 6 pm, metered parking is residents only
Violators subject to a $100 fine.

Forsyth Way

No parking on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from noon to 4 pm, April 1–November 30.
Violators will be towed.

Bike racks are available outside the Huntington and Fenway entrances, in the Museum Road Garage, and on the Fenway Lot on Museum Road. The Museum will not be held liable for any damages or theft of your property.