Brookline is a somewhat famous town but not in the respect that you would think. The town plays home to “America’s oldest car collection.” The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a specular site and is just something that you have to see. The collection was started by a wealthy couple named Isabel and Larz Anderson, they bought their first car in 1899 and every following year they bought another up until 1948 when Isabel died. In Isabel’s will it gave her entire estate to the town of Brookline and ever since it has been an open museum to the public. The museum is housed in what was original a Carriage House. That was used as a stable in the pre-1899 time but was then converted into a garage too shelter and maintain the many car’s the Anderson’s owned. It was a beautiful building made from stones. When the Anderson’s were still alive they started to open the Carriage House open to guests on the weekends so they could show up their antique cars, this started about 1927. Today the collection consists of over 30 cars and 13 of them are from the original collection. The Anderson’s first car the 1899 Winton Phaeton, it came from France and was 1 of 100 made during 1899 costing only $1000; that of course is in their time so today it would be much much more then $1000. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors, military, and kids from 6-12. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm. The museum is beautiful and so is the carriage house that its in, but the grounds are also very nice there are many paths that run through the property, during the winter there is even an ice rink for guests to enjoy.
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I have to say that New England wasn’t the place that I was going to expect to find such a great Japanese restaurant. In the heart of Brookline you can find a huge two story restaurant, this isn’t your run of the mill next to Publix Chinese food. FuGaKyu is what I consider to be a 5 star restaurant. The moment you walk in the doors you are immersed into the rich Japanese culture with Koi pond, staff in traditional attire, Bamboo everywhere, and even giant tone fixtures on the walls and floors. FuGaKyu doesn’t just sever food but they bring you thousands of miles onto a small island where their culture lives. FuGaKyu also goes all out with its seating, it offers a variety of different options, from your normal tables and booths, to a more romantic or intimate dinner that consists of a booth with bamboo walls and a sliding door to give you a private dinner. If a more traditional dinner is what your looking for then ask for a Tatami Room where setting is on the floor. There are also some private rooms for corporate functions. What ever the occasion might be FuGaKyu will be sure to have what it is your looking for. The Food is great as well serving but traditional and new Japanese cuisines. The chefs also cook using seasonal foods creating signature dishes like Grilled Miso-Marinated Chilean Sea bass. FuGaKyu is a great place to being the whole family, friends, or maybe just that special someone for a romantic night in a private dinning booth.