Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed All Hours
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    Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mon Closed
    Tue-Fri 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Cafe, American, Traditional, Coffee, Sandwiches
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Report | 4 days ago
The lighting is dim, some of the art is difficult to see.
Report | 6 days ago
I'm from NY so have been spoiled by impressive musuems. I was quite pleased with my visit to the ISG Museum. Beautiful collection and the courtyard! Oh I could enjoy that space for hours. Had a lovely lunch in the cafe. Was happily surprised when another patron was serenaded for her birthday with an operatic version of happy birthday.
Report | 7 days ago
Plan enough time! We had planned to spend 2 hours, but could have doubled that. What a great non-traditional museum Bette
Report | 8 days ago
Arrive early and plan to spend a lot of time leisurely wandering the many nooks and crannies. Fabulous!
Report | 8 days ago
Plan to spend 3 hours, another 1 hour for lunch at the fabulous restaurant Cafe G, or plan for 2 visits to take it all in.
Report | 13 days ago
The museum is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. The courtyard is beautiful. The artwork takes your breath away. It is amazing that someone could amass such pieces.
Report | 14 days ago
I would suggest spending an extra $4 for the audio tour guide. Overall , it is a wonderful way yo spend an afternoon
Report | 15 days ago
Be sure to check your coat or jacket - free service, and makes enjoying every thing so much easier. Small galleries - in rooms off the first floor are very interesting - don't miss them. Really LOVELY museum. Worth the trip and definitely a "hidden gem" in Boston.
Report | 18 days ago
I understand they need to protect the art from the light, but there was a lot of artwork I couldn't see well because it was too dark. Loved the courtyard.
Report | 20 days ago
Don't go on the is really crowded
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The 15th-century style Venetian palazzo known as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is most famous for its historic art and contemporary collection – or infamous, perhaps, for its 1990 heist – but there are many beautiful sculptures, manuscripts and pieces of furniture that are also on display. Named after an American woman who loved the arts, the museum added a new wing in 2012 behind the main building that hosts live musical performances, prominent exhibits, concerts at Calderwood Hall and even two artists-in-resident apartments. The indoor courtyard, which has a spectacular year-round garden of flowering jade trees, summer blues hydrangeas and midwinter tropics flowers, is made even more beautiful when decorated for the holidays.

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