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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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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115-5538
Fenway / Kenmore
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was here 17 years ago, and, obviously, it hasn't changed. I went on the 2pm tour, which gave good background info and covered some highlights. Only 3 on the tour, it lasted over an hour, but this went by quickly. Thank you Mellisa! I...More

Thank TravellinTomS
Reviewed 3 days ago

This "museum" is almost impossible to classify and was possibly the highlight of our trip to Boston. It is one woman's unique collection and accomplishment, a mixture of architecture, art, furnishings, memorabilia and internal and external gardens. There are some delightfully quirky aspects to the...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a museum experience that’s not like a lot of other ones this is for you. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has done an amazing preserving and presenting this amazing collection of art plus you’ll have a chance to experience some unique...More

Thank AJC604
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Isabella Stewart Gardner museum is fabulous. From the cool reading room to the otherworldly atrium, you will be transported. The collection is fabulous as well. It is absolutely spending an afternoon getting lost in the mansion, visiting the special exhibits or just relaxing in...More

1  Thank Katie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent almost 5 hours in this museum. I had lunch in the cafe, which was fabulous and open to the public without paying museum fee. The museum itself has the eclectic feel of a well lived in home. It was just spectacular!! There are...More

Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with gorgeous art, books, letters, and furnishings. The garden courtyard is lovely, and each room gets better as you ascend the stairs. It's amazing that Gardner had built the private museum and lived on the 4th floor, opening her...More

Thank DeeFry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great opportunity to visit an authentic Venetian Villa carefully and lovingly built and furnished with the finest of art and antiques from all over the world. Mrs Gardner, a wealthy Boston socialite, spent decades traveling and collecting the finest of artworks with...More

Thank 533lewisn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most famous Art Heist still remains insolved. . The site of the stolen paintings still remain empty. THe gardens are beautiful and the art is fantastic

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Isabella Stewart Gardner must have been such an interesting woman and you can really get a sense for her character as you explore her incredible collection. This museum feels more like wandering through someone's incredible home, rather than meandering through a stuffy gallery. There are...More

Thank bearandmoose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gardner is truly a great museum, not only in its collection but how it was set up. It is important to seek out the attendees in the rooms and ask questions. They are a wealth of information, and really want to enhance your experience....More

Thank JJ-Westborough
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Shelby S
15 October 2017|
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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
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LizJDC
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.
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