Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Details
280 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 566-1401
Art Museum
Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri–Sun: 11:00 AM–5:00 PM Thu: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Free for anyone named isabella
  • With the dim lighting and unlabeled paintings, this Venetian palazzo seems less like a museum and more of a private collection which in fact it was. Visit on your birthday, and admissions free.
  • Most Interesting museum you will ever see. Unforgettable story-be sure to check out the rooms were paintings have been stolen! Awesome stuff!
  • American history buffs will dig the "Presidents and Statesmen" case on the third floor. Keep an eye out for the autographed photo of Teddy Roosevelt, it's one of the presidential pieces.
  • Get the audio tour. There is tons see. You can find sheets of paper in lots of rooms that explain the artwork but the audio tour highlights some amazing artwork!
  • Don't miss Sargent's El Jaleo on the first floor of the Historic Mansion.
  • Bring a MFA ticket or member card for a discount!
  • Titian's rape of Europa is the most important Italian painting in north America... Loo at it
  • After youve basked in the year-round sunlight of the flower-filled courtyard, take your time in relishing the museums 2,500 paintings, sculptures, textiles, and furniture pieces.
  • Skip the "new-and-improved" gallery and head straight over to her palace.
  • Take advantage of 5$ student tickets and gawk at the spectacular courtyard
  • Even if you just go to hang out in the beautiful courtyard, this is a very special place.
  • Read about the largest ever property theft in US history here 24 yrs ago; >$500m of art including 3 Rembrandts stolen, as of 3/22/14 case remains unsolved. $5m for info leading to recovery..
  • You have to go more than once. It really is an Italian palace. First time, just walk through. Go with the tour guide. Then go again and rent the head phone tour. Well worth it.
  • Make the most of your visit by reading up on Gardner before exploring her home she was quite the interesting character.
  • One of Boston's most beloved institutions. Filled with more than 2,500 pieces, and home to mesmerizing courtyard filled year-round with flowers.
  • One of Boston's most beloved institutions. Filled with more than 2,500 pieces, and home to mesmerizing courtyard filled year-round with flowers.
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  • pretty but after I get there we are told no cameras. Talk about lame. The courtyard is pretty enough to get married. I guess the flowers will melt if you take their picture.
  • you will get the free entrance ($5 though) if you come on your bday. I did! plus no camera allowed