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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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

A Venetian palace in the middle of Boston, Gardner's home is now a...

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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What a great find. Just fantastic, so beautiful and well presented. Staff very friendly and helpful a must to go and visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Helen T
Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great find. Just fantastic, so beautiful and well presented. Staff very friendly and helpful a must to go and visit.

Thank Helen T
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our team of 13 from work decided to take a tour of this museum after dinner. Have only live in Boston for 3 months now, this museum was a really interesting one. I'd recommend doing a bit of research on its history before going, but there are staff around to give you some background on the artwork distributed around the... More 

Thank Jackson L
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Remember, these reviews are opinions. I eagerly anticipated my visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and I was disappointed. From what I understand, Isabella Stewart Gardner had the original building constructed to showcase her art collection, and the terms of her will dictated how the art is displayed. The result is a bit of a mess. It reminded me... More 

Thank madmadeleine
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

WOW!!! such a amazing one of a kind place. The renovation made it even better than it was !!! love it!!!

Thank PJ72783
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in CT. Our son and daughter -in-law live in Boston. They surprise us to go to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for a birthday gift. I was so happy we gone to the Museum. The art work and craft men ship was just Great. This one of my best gifts from the kids.

Thank 827maryannb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not prepared for the unique experience and careful set- up of the museum experience by the founder of this museum, and her collection of art, tapestries, furniture, sculpture, etc, landscaping and overall ambiance, based on a Venetian palazzo and glass covered courtyard. I happened at the end of a lovely long afternoon, not able to tear myself away,... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be seen to be believed. The courtyard is truly breathtaking. The three floors are jam packed with art, furniture and textiles. The room guides are really helpful. Grab all four in each room and walk around with them. The cafe is excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked the paintings a lot, beautiful garden. There is a Rembrandt to see. Great way to get an idea of how she lived there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing collection of eclectic art. The building itself is a work of art and gorgeous to behold. This is a great spot to spend half a day in Boston.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a beautiful courtyard but the rest of it is very dark making the artwork is difficult to view. We encountered one security guard who was very informative but most seemed to be there only to yell at the patrons to stay back from the art! The collection has a few great pieces but overall I feel that... More 

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