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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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Beautiful collection in a gorgeous setting!

This museum is amazing. The collection is beautiful and the layout was beautifully done. Well worth the time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is amazing. The collection is beautiful and the layout was beautifully done. Well worth the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Renzo Piano addition to the ISGM is impressive, and adds needed exhibition space and room to grow a bit to the existing Venetian style structure that houses the Gardner collection. Roaming thru the ISGM is an experience in and of itself. From the beautiful inner garden to the darkened rooms that house the old masters, the ISGM is intriguing.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

... you can still have a great time here. The architecture and the way the art is displayed is fascinating. Children can get in free on some days, so make sure to check the website and plan your trip accordingly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's art collection isn't the only treasure in the museum, the unique way in which the art is displayed is an artistic treasure on its own! They also offer a free talk about the overview of the museum, which is well worth the time. The day we were there they only offered it once, but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed a walk through the museum. Each room is FULL of art and includes cards listing each work--much better than the standard index card on the wall. It allows the visitor to step back and appreciate each piece. The collection includes furniture, papers, artifacts, dishes, etc. Well worth a couple hours of your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you like art and you are in Boston, you simply must visit this museum. It's unique and remarkable, not only for its astonishing collection of great art but also for the extraordinary building itself, with many rooms designed to be in keeping with the period of the art on display and with a beautiful Italianate central courtyard. The collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Think of a time capsule super curated art collection ranging from early romanic to gothic and high renaissance period. The museum has a lively cafe and the settings are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A friend told me not to miss this museum...and he was right. The art and architectural pieces were fabulous. What a great history to this museum...oh, to be wealthy AND eccentric!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I totally enjoyed the inside as well as the gardens of this museum. My book club read a fictional book that included this museum. The visit made the story come to life.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

we went because thats the place where thieves stole the valuable rembrandt. i didnt know it was ms. gardners actual house. the first 3 floors are a museum she put together with many paintings, tapestries, courtyard with imported italian materials... its like a hodgepodge of many things, lots of religious works and architecture. it was a nice experience.

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Additional Information about Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Address: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
Phone Number: +1 617-566-1401
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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