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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Address: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
Phone Number: +1 617-566-1401
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Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A Venetian palace in the middle of Boston, Gardner's home is now a museum...
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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If you ever find yourself in Boston, you must go and expereince this magical place. This beautiful mansion is filled with wounderful art. The courtyard will take you by surprise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you ever find yourself in Boston, you must go and expereince this magical place. This beautiful mansion is filled with wounderful art. The courtyard will take you by surprise. Allow 1-2 hours for your visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Go there if you are in the area. The mapporium was different but i guess that is their main attraction.

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Pound ridg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Everything in this small museum feels perfectly appointed. I felt like I was in someone's home. Kids made a scavenger hunt out of the most famous pieces so they were engaged. I wished there was more detail on the pieces that were stolen. Fascinating to see the empty frames. Amazing museum. I will be back!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's collection of art and artifacts from the middle ages through the Impressionists is amazing. We were awed by the range of the art, artifacts, furniture, and the rooms themselves. The arrangement of the art on the walls is very "old-style" - i.e. paintings hung above paintings, and the walls are covered, with some paintings hung... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a unique museum, in that you are touring the custom-built home of Isabella Stewart Gardner, with her beloved art collection and furnishings on display in the way she wanted them to be viewed. Each room is an aesthetic experience. The museum is small enough to be appreciated even if you only have a couple hours or less to... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I had not been to the Gardner Museum in well over 20 years, before the big art heist..... and had been meaning to get back there. I went recently while visiting a friend on a day trip to Boston. It is only a 10 minute walk from the subway MBTA Green Line/Heath branch. The new, modern entrance has been built... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I like seeing well presented art. This place is more of an experience and worth a visit, but for the whole amazing sense of this place being put together with mantels from France, paintings from the Netherlands, and icons and French paintings and John Singer Sargent paintings as well as Mattise...some hardly lit or under a cloth you must lift.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Boston is very historical and this is one of the must see place. Well preserved and items in the museum takes you to different times and periods of art.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the best things about the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum is the beautiful building that houses the magnificent art. As you enter the enchanting mansion, you are swept to a by-gone era as you view the remarkable collection of art. The site of a art heist some years ago, the museum still retains many lovely objects. Worth a visit.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The unique building is the main attraction. The art collection inside is well worth the time you can spend. 5 STARS

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