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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115-5538
Fenway / Kenmore
+1 617-566-1401
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I go to art galleries a lot in every continent I have visited but this is easily my favourite. I just wish I lived in Boston so I could go regularly! The gardens are exquisite, everywhere you look is so stunning and appealing. The look...More

Thank CCBB2001
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum presents a beautiful building that happens to be full of priceless art (that has been the target of high-profile thefts), that tells the story of a historic Boston family. It is quite different from MOMA or the Fine Arts museum. Even on the...More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been in the finest arts meusums in the world, but this one really striked me. Very out-of-the-box meusum, strange, wonderfull, eye-openning. Some of the pieces, as the Rembrant, are well known, and showing them in an over-the-top room is actually more accurate historically...More

Thank yair-inbal
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is amazing. The Italian style mansion is decked out in art, collections, letters, unusual furnishings, etc. This is worth the visit. I enjoyed the portraits of Isabelle. She was something else!

Thank Gayle E
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is incredible! It has a beautiful garden oasis in a central courtyard in an opulent house filled with treasures from a woman devoted to the arts.

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The items at the Museum will take your breath away, from painting to sculpture.They have also many rare item loaned to them so people can enjoy.

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am embarrassed to say that I had lived as a student in Boston for four years without ever visiting this museum. I finally got around to it as a tourist many years later, and it was so very lovely - one of my favorite...More

Thank cynten
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really liked this museum. It was an easy train ride from downtown. Gorgeous courtyard and wonderful art. I got the audio guide. You can get in free if your named Isabella! I'm not :( you also get a discount if you wear Red Sox...More

Thank Woman3
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not usually big on museums, but thought I'd try this one out based on previous reviews I'd heard. So glad I did! It's a beautiful museum with a lovely central "palace" style courtyard and amazing architecture. Not an art buff myself so couldn't tell...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a museum goer traveling to Boston, chances are you will be visiting the Museum of Fine Arts. A 5 minute walk away is one of the country's Gilded Age gems: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. I wouldn't recommend visiting both museums in...More

Thank Bruce B
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
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
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.
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!