The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the Fenway area of Boston features a fine art collection housed in a building that is a work of art in itself.  The Venetian-style palace is probably best known for images of its luscious interior courtyard.  The Gardners opened the museum to the public in 1903, sharing their impressive collection that includes works from Degas, Rembrandt, Micaelangelo, Botticelli, and Sargent.

The museum is easily accessible by taking the E-line of Green Line to Museum of Fine Arts or the 39 bus that leaves from Back Bay station and runs up Huntington Avenue.  It is about two blocks from where the bus and train let you off.   Just cross Huntington from the T-station and walk up Louis Prang.  

 Admission:

Adults: $15
Seniors 65 and up: $12
College Students:
$5 with current ID

Free:
Members
Visitors under 18
All named “Isabella”
U.S. military and families

General admission tickets are available for purchase at the front desk or online.

 Hours

Wednesday-Monday
11am-5pm
Thursday until 9pm
Closed Tuesday

 Regularly closed: Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and Patriots' Day (April 16, 2012).

Open the following holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day