The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is now open again to the public! After going through roughly $114 million for expansion purposes recently, the Museum was open for business once again as of 11AM on Thursday, January 19th, 2012. The ever-popular and strikingly beautiful 109 year-old palace has a restored Tapestry Room and a new sense of excitement and anticipation buzzing around the community. These sentiments were mimicked by the Mayor of Boston, Mr. Thomas Menino, who was in attendance for the ceremonial red ribbon cutting in front of a large crowd full of Gardner enthusiasts, visitors, artists, cultural leaders and the like.
The new expanded space is apparently quite breathtaking and one that all of us should mark in our calenders as a place that must be visited soon. The admission charges are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for College Students who present their Schools ID Card.
There are also unique opportunities to become a member at the Museum. The extremely well organized website explains the variations and what one is able to benefit from under the different membership categories. Luckily enough, if a female is named Isabella, then they are able to sign themselves up on the Museums website to be able to have FREE access to the Museum for life! Now what a luxury that is, thanks Mom and Dad.
The Museum is located at:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 280 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115
The hours of operation are the following: Wesnesday-Monday from 11AM-5PM Thursdays open until 9PM