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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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“art collection” (89 reviews)
“empty frames” (82 reviews)
“new wing” (107 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115-5538
Fenway / Kenmore
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+1 617-566-1401
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"art collection"
in 89 reviews
"empty frames"
in 82 reviews
"new wing"
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"central courtyard"
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"venetian palace"
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"new addition"
in 73 reviews
"renzo piano"
in 44 reviews
"private collection"
in 39 reviews
"laminated cards"
in 30 reviews
"venetian style"
in 25 reviews
"original building"
in 40 reviews
"great art"
in 46 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 35 reviews
"audio guide"
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"art lovers"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed today

I think my wife enjoyed this far more than I. It seemed to be a collection of old artifacts watched over by equally ancient staff that clearly didn’t like the idea of a young child in their presentation rooms.

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mrs. Jack's house is an architectural delight filled with an extravagant and wildly idiosyncratic world class art collection. It is hard to visualize now, but it was built in the boondocks when Mrs. Jack objected to her high-falutin' neighbors objecting to her then scandalous portrait...More

Thank golfxj6
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the vision of an extraordinary enthusiast of art and music and literature, numbers among the most remarkable small museums in the country. Modeled to resemble a Venetian Renaissance palace, the building is as much a work of art as the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

During our short stay in Boston, we went to the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum and were not let down. Isabella's art collection was impressive and so was the building. It's more than worth the few hours you spend there.

Thank augustekman
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just go to this place. Museums are not my favorite entertainment but this place has such beauty and the architecture is stunning. Loved the online tour guide which explained most of what you see but they have detailed room sheets that give much more detail....More

Thank mikelooch
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Isabella Stewart Gardner created a beautiful place that's now a sanctuary in the middle of a busy city. The building is as much a work of art as the pieces it houses. I really love the indoor courtyard. The restaurant is pricey but the menu...More

Thank Alisatva
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have long wanted to spend time at the ISGM... Our sister trip included the MFA and this gem. We parked at the Huntington Garage for the day and walked between the museums. We also had lunch in their restaurant - delicious and great service....More

Thank rockyisle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you step into the world of Isabella Stewart Gardner, you learn of heartache, of healing, and of learning to live again.  Who couldn't be inspired by that?  Other than that, the museum is very much like it was when it opened in 1903. Even...More

Thank Crystal R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden in the courtyard is breathtaking, and not to be missed; the same may be said of the restaurant, where we had an excellent meal. If you like religious art and artifacts this is the place. If you like venetian architecture, ditto.

Thank Amarylliss
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a true gem to the city! We arrived at the museum 2 hours before it closed, we thought that would be enough time....Nope!! I could’ve spent half the day here as it was that incredible. Every room on the three levels of...More

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llellman
August 6, 2018|
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Response from JJB2_13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s s wonderful oasis of cool and dark places
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Jessica R
May 12, 2018|
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Response from mjjpower | Reviewed this property |
I visited on a Friday and waited about 40 minutes in a line :( I arrived about 2 hours before closing.
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