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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 good20%
  • Average7%
  • 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

What a jewel of a museum! The house/palace is filled with treasures collected from around the world by this amazing woman. I would suggest that you spend at least half a day here as they have a great restaurant where you can recharge before exploring...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed yesterday

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is my favorite museum in Boston. It may not host as many famous paintings as the MFA, but it used to be a home and has incredible architecture and ambiance. The courtyard in the center is magical and I love...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed yesterday

Great paintings that you can barely see because the place is so dark. Only information is on cards in a stand which while I understand is the donor's wish just doesn't work for today. Over all the place is gloomy and depressing buts the cafe...More

Thank mpcsb
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is worth a trip out of the City Centre to visit this museum. Take the lift to the top and walk down and be prepared to have your breath taken away. The centre of the museum has all the attributes of a Venetian Pallazzo.

Thank Colin006
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is not like any museum I've ever been to. It feels as it was intended - like a private collection laid out for people to enjoy. It's a eclectic mix of furniture, statues, paintings, silver, carvings, tapestries and much more. They encourage you...More

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum was so much more than I expected.There are headsets to get the most complete information and more details of the artwork and surroundings. One large room is darken to display many beautiful tapestries due to ISG's will. Most museums rotate tapestries and not...More

Thank marylou72
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been here a few times for events as well as one time to just explore the museum. It is so wonderful that ISG decided to keep her collection together and share it with many generations to come.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Isabella Gardner Museum was on my list because I love private collections, The problem here was two fold...#1, it is laid out in such a way that is difficult to navigate. Artworks are not individually labeled and each room has room cards to help...More

Thank pamClifton_Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Italy several times, this museum has some of the best Italian art I have ever seen. Beautiful setting, a must see...

Thank eaglecountry
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new and improved and more accessible Garner Museum is perfect. If you don't like quiet and thoughtful beautiful spaces full of amazing art works, don't go. If that is your thing, then this is for you.

Thank NewHampshireMay
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!