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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 25 Evans Way Boston MA (617) 566-1401

Isabella Stewart Gardner first welcomed visitors to her museum on New Year's Day, 1903. On that evening guests listened to the music of Bach, Mozart, and Schumann, gazed in wonder at the courtyard full of flowers, and viewed one of the nation's finest collections of art. Today, visitors experience much the same thing. The Gardner Museum has remained essentially unchanged since its founder's death in 1924. Unchanged but certainly not stagnant.

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Beth S. on July 26, 2012

Grab lunch at the newly renovated restaurant.

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Mari K. on July 24, 2012

Just the most beautiful courtyard ever!

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Brooke R. on June 15, 2011

beautiful! a hidden treasure is the cafe!!

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Nathalie M. on June 23, 2014

I love this amazing museum. It has such a wonderful collection, and I love the ambiance.

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Joe K. on July 26, 2013

a total joy and inspiration.. a 3D Pinterest!

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Mizter S. on July 26, 2013

The new expansion adds a whole other dimension to this fun and quirky museum. The free tours are great too!

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Jen M. on July 25, 2013

What I love about the Gardner Museum is experiencing art the same was it was experienced in her home 100+ years ago.

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Mary M. on June 20, 2013

Absolutely in love with the courtyard. This place is magnificent.

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Elizabeth A. on June 17, 2013

The Gardner is a hidden gem. If you've not visited yet, you must make a point to go. While not the biggest museum in the area, it is very unique. Learning about Isabella Stewart Gardner is just as fascinating as looking at her collection.

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Brooke on June 3, 2013

Beautiful!

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