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 Huntington Avenue Entrance and the Fenway parking lot is more accessible to the State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance.

All parking facilities have handicap spaces.

Please take your parking ticket with you; all parking facilities are automated. Payment for parking may be made in the garage lobby, or by credit or debit card at the exit lanes of the lots. Scan your membership card to receive the discounted rate.

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

Parking Rates

  Nonmembers Members
1/2 hour or less $6 $4
1 hour or less $10 $7
1 1/2 hours or less $14 $10
2 hours or less $18 -
2 1/2 hours or less $22 -
3 hours or less $24 -
6 hours or less $28 $14
  Nonmembers Members
Daily Maximum Rate $29 $15
Evening Rate (after 5:30 pm) $17 $13

Parking Information

Valet Parking

Credit card holders may use valet parking at the Huntington Avenue Entrance during Museum hours.

Visit all day for a flat fee: Nonmembers $29, Members $19

The $3 valet parking fee is waived for those vehicles with HP plates or placards; regular member and nonmember parking fees still apply.

Pre-pay for Parking

If your visit is 6 hours or more, you can pre-pay 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 garage. The pay stations accept either cash or credit card and issue you a receipt.

Before inserting your ticket, press the Prepay button. Members: scan your membership card to receive a discount. Follow the instructions on the screen. Your ticket will be valid until the garage closes at 11 pm. Keep your ticket with you; you will need it to exit the garage.

Red Sox and Fenway Event Parking

Avoid Fenway gridlock. Get in early to beat the crowds. Fenway Park is a short walk—about ten minutes—across the Fens footbridge from the MFA.

More Information about Red Sox and Fenway Event Parking

Parking Restrictions

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

Bike racks are available outside the Huntington and Fenway entrances, in the parking garage, and in both surface lots on Museum Road.