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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115-5538
+1 617-566-1401
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A Venetian palace in the middle of Boston, Gardner's home is now a museum displaying her impressive, eclectic collection of European, American and Asian art, including sculpture, paintings, furniture, ceramics and textiles. Visitors can stroll or rest in a spectacular skylit courtyard filled with plants and flowers.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115-5538
Fenway / Kenmore
+1 617-566-1401
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The house and collection are outstanding! It is amazing how Isabella and her husband acquired such a wide array of art, furniture, artifacts, historical documents, and tapestries; designed a house to exhibit, and donated everything for the public to see at an affordable price. See...More

Thank Arthur Paul B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed an outing to this quaint museum one afternoon. It is designed to inspire and surprise on-lookers in every room. Isabella's eclectic character still resonates in everything from the leather wall-coverings to her framed wedding gown's fabric. The cafe serves a delightfully tasty...More

Thank CLBW72
Reviewed 5 days ago

The house on the outside is unassuming. But on the inside, the architecture, decor, and artwork is fantastic. Such a great spot.

Thank theschuay86
Reviewed 6 days ago

I maybe had too high of expectations of this museum, given what I had read about it. The garden is beautiful --- but I was not impressed with how her art work is displayed.

Thank AlabasterJones
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum is on the Fenway in Boston and easily accessible by public transportation. The building's design is supposed to emulate a 15th century Venetian Palazzo and it succeeded. A tour of the building alone is worth the visit. The paintings and...More

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has so much to see. Be ready to spend around two + hours if you are actually reading and observing all the items at this museum. It would almost be good to go two separate days just so you can take what all...More

Thank atouchofhealth
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite spots in all of Boston. It's beautiful and intimate, with an unparalleled collection of art. A must-see when you're in Boston.

Thank scorbitt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been itching to get to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for a very long tome. In fact, it's been on my "bucket list". Finally made it recently and it did not disappoint. The collection was far more extensive than I imagined. Besides enjoying the...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever you expect, Isabella goes beyond expectations. It's new, it's old. It's full of classic paintings - Degas, Manet and Rembrandt - and yet also sports an up to date sound exhibit! It's flowers and music and a charming garden with a Medusa courtyard where...More

Thank damajane
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the museum where in 1990 thirteen very valuable paintings were stolen (including works of Vermeer and Rembrandt). The theft was never solved although at least 2 books have been written with some guesses as to whodunit. Half day is not nearly enough time...More

Thank Afoodie65
Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but
loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this
home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find
victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical
Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located
within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign
is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the
city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports
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Laura H
Can you buy tickets in advance?
3 June 2017|
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Response from claudiaSalerno | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, just go on the website (sorry but the tripadvisor system does not allow me to type the link for you) Be careful about possible discounts, for example, ladies called Isabella do not pay, on some days they do... More
What's the best way to get there using public transport?
23 December 2016|
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Response from ExecutiveNomad | Reviewed this property |
Take the E branch of the Green Line of Boston's T to the Museum of Fine Arts stop. The Gardner is just behind the MFA, a short walk.
I would like to visit the museum, but I will only be in Boston for one day. If I go, how long does the museum take to go through?
31 July 2016|
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Response from rex8888 | Reviewed this property |
A good two hours can cover the highlights of the museum. However, for appreciation in details, one could easily spend a day there. Enjoy!