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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Gardner Museum houses the collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a local patron of the arts who died in 1924, in a building she commissioned to look like a 15th century Venetian palazzo. The center of the original building showcases courtyard plantings that reflect the seasons as they evolve throughout the year. In addition to her collection, which remains displayed exactly she arranged it per her will, there are changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, family events, and an artist-in-residence program. In 2012, the museum opened an addition designed by Renzo Piano that houses a space for their concert series.
Each pass admits up to four people at an admission cost of $5 per person. Children under the age of 18 are always admitted free.
Passes are only valid for general admission. They are not applicable toward discounts on special events, shopping, dining, concerts, lectures, or any other public programs.
Museum of Fine Arts
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, in existence since July 4, 1876, is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with a collection of almost 500,000 works of art, ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary painting, sculpture and video. In addition, there are always special exhibitions on view, opportunities to take advantage of educational programs—some right in the galleries—and a contemplative Japanese garden.
The MFA Library Pass admits 2 adults per day with a $10.00 co-pay per person, redeemable at the MFA ticket desk. Sun-Sat Children 6 years and under are free
Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum grew out of the collection of East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains whose charter called for acquisition of “natural and artificial curiosities.” Its permanent collection contains art and artifacts of Africa, Asia, India, China (with a Qing Dynasty house brought from the Huizhou region), Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, and features objects of maritime art and history that include paintings, drawings, ship models, marine decorative arts, tools, weapons, navigational instruments, and ship and yacht plans. It also has a thriving changing exhibition schedule that sometimes includes important traveling shows.
Each pass admits 2 visitors for $12.00 per person. The museum is open Mondays, Thursdays , Saturdays, & Sundays 10-5, and Fridays 10-7. Children 16 and under are admitted free. Not valid for admission to Yin Yu Tang Chinese House (additional $6.00).
*Paid for with a grant from the Newbury Cultural Council
USS Constitution Museum
The museum, a part of the Boston National Historical Park, is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard near the ship USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The museum provides a detailed look at the history of the ship, information about the war of 1812, and the battle between the ship and HMS Java. Stories are told through interactive exhibits, unique artifacts, archival records, and artwork. The museum also includes a research library which houses a strong collection of manuscripts, books, artifacts, and microfilm of primary source material. The ship itself is maintained by the US Navy, and may be visited free of charge on certain days.
Vaccine Requirement: Effective January 15, all visitors ages 12+ are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (at least one dose) to enter the Museum, in accordance with the City of Boston mandate. For more information, including the phased expansions of this requirement, please visit boston.gov/b-together.
Pass holders will receive free admission to the museum. Each pass may be used by one party per day. Parties are limited to 9 or fewer guests. There are no advanced tickets or reservations required for entry. Admission will be on a first-come first-served basis.