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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115-5538
Fenway / Kenmore
+1 617-566-1401
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This old mansion has been restored beautifully and is worth a look at by itself but the art is superb. Well worth a visit

Thank billy501
Reviewed 4 days ago

with a particularly good collection; only in a Venetian palace. (Palace replica one should say, but this is totally convincing.) Older purist art history guys may not like the eclecticism; for us today, this collection-collage is a form of artistic creation in its own right....More

Thank Aethelred
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take your time when you visit this museum which is situated inside an impressive residence. Each of the 4 floors is dedicated to certain period of artwork. (Except the 4th floor which is reserved for staff.) Rooms and hallways filled with artwork surround a beautiful...More

Thank Brendan1969
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is impressive with a great selection of arts. The inner garden is beautiful with a great garden disign. The artwork on each level is wel presented.

Thank chrisgeldof
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see museum in Boston. The paintings and other art work is outstanding. The history is very interesting. We were very pleased at our outing here. Also had lunch in their cafeteria which was very good, which was a surprise, since most...More

Thank jello692017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is the locale of probably the most famous art heist of the last 100 years as it has not been solved in 27 years. The museum honors the 13 missing places by leaving the empty fames on the wall. I was disappointed not...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my third trip to Boston and I was looking for to visiting this private museum. It is housed in an old House and is an eclectic mixture of arts from Roman through to 19th century. There is a lot of stuff but in...More

Thank cltboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like the idea of viewing art in a personal residence. Rooms carry themes with various periods and artists represented. I was disappointed that one of the rooms on the first floor wasn't open due to staff shortages.

Thank cbailet
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family was very pleased with the tour of this museum and the wide variety of both art and architectural spaces to view the art. It is an unique combination, so different than the typical museum. Would definitely recommend including a stop here in any...More

Thank Quinn H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you come to Boston you absolutely must visit the ISG Museum. It is a unique experience not to be missed. You won’t see anything like this anywhere else. The museum is created to house an eclectic collection of art and design from around the...More

Thank LondonLeader123
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
15 October 2017|
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Response from Kevin W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a coat/bag check area.
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.