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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Boston by Patricia Harris, Jonathan Schultz, David Lyon

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

One needn’t be a fervent patron of the arts to be wowed by the Gardner Museum. Its namesake, who travelled tirelessly to acquire the pieces now housed here, opened the museum in 1903 to befit (some would say to rival) her staggering collection. The 15th-century, Venetian-style palazzo is a veritable feast of artifacts, art, and architecture in which flowers bloom, sculpted nudes pose in hidden corners, and entire ceilings reveal their European origins.

  • “T” station: Museum (green line/E train)

  • 280 The Fenway

  • 617 566 1401

  • www.gardnermuseum.org

  • Open 11am–5pm Tue–Sun.

  • Adm: $12; free to anyone named Isabella

Fenway Court

Before Isabella Stewart Gardner died in 1924 she stipulated in her will that Fenway Court (as it ...

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