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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115-5538
+1 617-566-1401
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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 via mobile

This charming perfect sized art museum is in a beautiful building with extraordinary art. Museums like this and the Frick Collection in NYC have a special feel reflecting their creators. If you are tired of the freedom Trail and all the other history in Boston...More

Thank silvera2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Gardner has been special to me for many years so I admit my bias. Regardless, the museum gets better and better. The experience is intimate and graceful, the staff is top notch, Cafe G welcomes you to sample its amazing season food regardless of...More

Thank TDBcam
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you don't know the history of the museum, I'll give you a brief summary based on information given to us by one of the very friendly and knowledgeable staff there. Isabella Stewart Gardner was a wealthy Bostonian. When she lost her only child at...More

Thank Mom2kea
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although I am not crazy about most of the art, the palace itself is worth the visit. Had not been there for 40+ years but remembered the courtyard which is fabulous. The Rembrandt's and Sargent's are not bad either

Thank rocket41
Reviewed 4 days ago

Breathtaking. It's difficult to review because it's indescribably beautiful. We were lucky enough to visit when men's acapella choir was singing in the courtyard, so incredible it brought me to tears. I really recommend reading The Gardner Heist and Priceless by Robert Wittman before going....More

Thank gopjennyg
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Gardner Museum has a collection ranging from Ancient Egypt to the Twentieth Century. It is particularly strong on Italian Renaissance and late 19th Century art. There is also a good selection of Dutch paintings but the robbery of 1990 has diminished this section. Overall...More

Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed 6 days ago

This preserved private residence is kept how it was upon the death of Mrs Gardner - the style is of a Venetian palazzo with a central court and gardens, the rooms have a multitude of artwork, sculptures and European culture. It is less visited, however...More

Thank aussiepax
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointing to arrive at the museum to be turned away. While they did give vouchers for another visit, their website should have been running a banner that the museum was closing early that day. I will definitely return to see the exhibits.

1  Thank connollymje
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good collection of art and sculpture and the stories around the museum's founding and art heist are interesting.

Thank PJCM744
Reviewed 1 week ago

Isabella Stewart Gardner combines the art, lifestyle of the high class in Boston of the 1900 and a view to the past, including art pieces from Europe, America and Asia such as paintings, fornitures. Besides the complete house is amazing. Also includes rooms with sounds...More

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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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What's the best way to get there using public transport?
22 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.
I would like to visit the museum, but I will only be in Boston for one day. If I go, how long does the museum take to go through?
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!
Where do you park for the Museum? How do I get there using Public transportation ?
18 March 2015|
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Response from tedjerome | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage next to the Museum of Fine Arts. It's an easy few block's walk from there.