Visit SMFA

Explore Our Campus

Campus tours are offered most days, Monday–Friday at 12:30 pm. You can schedule your campus tour online, or by sending us an email at

See what art school is all about.

Most visits include a personal interview and portfolio review, as well as a tour of the campus. Although interviews are not an admissions requirement, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the opportunity to meet personally with an admissions counselor. It's a great chance to present your work and receive valuable guidance on portfolio preparation. At SMFA, we are currently completing an exciting transition to the SMFA at Tufts University. During this time we are not able to offer tours or portfolio reviews. Please check back in July for a full list of available visit dates. More information on the SMFA at Tufts transition is available here

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is located at 230 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115. The entrance to the SMFA is marked by a large rhino sculpture, made by alumna Katharine Lane Weems.

Because our limited parking fills up quickly—especially during popular exhibitions, holidays, and school vacation weeks—we encourage you to take advantage of the MBTA, Boston's public transportation system (known by natives as the "T").

SMFA is most easily accessed by the Museum of Fine Arts stop on the Green Line E train or the Ruggles stop on the Orange Line.

For more information about Boston's public transportation system, visit the MBTA website.

All visitors to SMFA may also utilize parking facilities for the MFA. We recommend that visitors park in the Museum Road Garage, which may be accessed on Museum Road.

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. For a discounted rate, parking validation is available at the SMFA guard desk.

Home to more than 60 colleges and universities with more than 250,000 students, Boston is a great place to attend school—especially art school.

In addition to sharing a campus with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, our neighborhood is also home to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Just a short distance away is the Institute of Contemporary Art. Explore further and you will find more than 50 museums and dozens of galleries to inspire you.

As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston has an internationally diverse population with abundant culture-expanding opportunities. The urban setting of our campus gives you access to great music venues, classic and experimental theaters, independent film houses and bookstores, great restaurants and farmers markets, bike and walking trails, and of course sports venues, with Fenway Park less than a mile from our front door.

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Local Hotels

Inn at Longwood—Boston
342 Longwood Avenue, Boston
15% discount

Best Western Terrace Inn
1650 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
617-566-6260 or 800-242-8377

Boston International Hostel
19 Stuart Street, Boston

enVision Hotel Boston
81 S. Huntington Ave, Boston
10% discount, mention college rate

Holiday Inn
1200 Beacon Street, Brookline

The Lenox Hotel 
61 Exeter Street @ Boylston
Boston, MA 02116-2699
Main Hotel: 617-536-5300
Reservations: 800-225-7676
Hotel Fax: 617-267-1237
Call for the current discounted MFA rate. Or, book online and enter the code "MFA" to receive the discounted rate.

Midtown Hotel
220 Huntington Avenue, Boston (budget hotel)
617-262-1000 or 800-343-1177

Sheraton Boston
39 Dalton Street, Boston (Prudential Center)
617-236-2000 or 800-325-3535

Sheraton Commander Hotel
16 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

For other area hotels, visit