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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“art collection” (88 reviews)
“empty frames” (74 reviews)
“new wing” (103 reviews)
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25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115-5538
Fenway / Kenmore
+1 617-566-1401
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The garden in the middle is worth seeing, and we took a few pictures. The overall impression, however, was that it's a dark and confusing place. I felt underwhelmed by the rest of the museum.

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Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful surprise this was. The museum itself is a beautiful building, holding beautiful artworks. I decided to treat myself to lunch there and was so pleased. The food was absolutely delicious and the service wonderful. If I lived here, I'd be here a...More

Thank aluminum123
Reviewed 6 days ago

The wonderful Venetian villa with amazing treasures appears neglected in favor of the new extension built by Renzo Piano. The villa was awfully dark and it was very hard to see anything. The panels with information on the exhibits were very unhelpful as it referred...More

Thank OlgaP319
Reviewed 1 week ago

I paid a visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum about a week ago. We went on a very grey and snowy day. Currently, there is a special exhibit about Henry James and Isabella in the new building. There is some parking around the museum...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got passes at our local library for a great deal on admission and had a wonderful afternoon at the museum. The original building itself is stunning with its indoor courtyard. There were some lines for some of the rooms, but everything moved along nicely....More

Thank Alice M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite museums in Boston. It is built around the concept of a enclosed Italian garden with artifacts from a variety or eras. One needs to do this as though you are in Italy and taking in the beauty of the...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 1 week ago

After years of visiting Boston we only just made it to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The intimate collection of paintings, iconography and antiques are beautifully displayed in lavish interiors - like vignettes of some greater collection you'd find at a larger museum but with...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mrs. Gardner must have been a very interesting and self-assured woman. The museum reflects her personal sense of what is beautiful and interesting. At first, it felt a little odd not to have explanatory placards or signs near the works, but I soon found that...More

Thank IIbeach1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum has tons of terrific artworks on display and the venue is truly beautiful. Great visit.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be "wow'ed" at this beautiful museum. Maybe I only think it's romantic because this is where my husband proposed to me. The courtyard is cozy and has chairs around it so you can sit and enjoy.

Thank caroline1600
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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Shelby S
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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
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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.