Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumFree: All named “Isabella”, on birthday, and visitors under 18

Established in 1903 by Isabella Stewart Gardner, the museum is housed in a building designed to emulate a 15th-century Venetian palace. Visitors to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are greeted by the visual splendor of the courtyard garden and surrounding galleries. The museum amassed a collection of more than 2,500 objects – paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, ceramic, manuscripts and many more. The sources span from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world and 19th-century France and America. Amongst the artists represented in the galleries are Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent.

Address: 280 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 11am – 5pm, Thu 11am –  9 pm; Closed Tuesdays
Direction: T Green Line to Health Street Station, Bus No. 39 to Museum of Fine Arts Stop
Phone: +1 (617)566-1401

Photo credit: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum