The Institute of Contemporary Art is the oldest non-collecting contemporary arts institution in the United States. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a 15th century style Venetian palace created at the turn of the century by Isabella Stewart Gardner. It contains more than 2,500 art objects including works by Rembrandt, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, and Matisse. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston features more works by Monet than any museum outside of Paris, an unrivaled Japanese art collection, artifacts from Egypt and the ancient world, and American art from colonial to modern times.
Boston Duck Tours offers a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a W.W.II style amphibious landing craft that travels on land and water. See the historic places that made Boston the birthplace of freedom and cruise the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. The Boston Harbor Islands offer countless opportunities for visitors to tour historical sites, observe wildlife, and participate in recreational activities such as hiking, camping, swimming, and fishing or perhaps to enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch amid the spectacular scenery.