Museum Open on Labor Day and
Frank Hatch Free Day

Monday, September 1, 11:00 AM

Free timed tickets | Pick up at Admissions on September 2 at 11 am

Since 2003, the Gardner Museum has invited the public in for free admission on Frank Hatch Free Day in honor of Francis “Frank” Hatch (1925-2010), a longtime Museum trustee and supporter of the arts and culture in the city, as well as a well known community advocate in Boston politics.

  • Free timed tickets will be available at the Museum entrance on Monday, September 1 starting at 11 am.
  • To ensure everyone’s experience at the Museum is pleasant, tickets are timed for entry every 30 minutes beginning at 11 am, with the last entry at 4 pm.
  • Tickets will be distributed until Museum capacity for the entire day is reached, so the ticket(s) you receive may be for a time slot an hour or two later than you arrive.
  • Admission includes access to the entire museum.

Frank Hatch Free Day has traditionally been on New Year’s Day, but it officially moved to Labor Day in 2013 so that visitors can enjoy the exterior spaces and gardens. On Monday, September 1, the Museum will honor the memory of Mr. Hatch when it opens its doors to all for free admission.

As a civic and cultural leader, Mr. Hatch served on the Board of Directors of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for more than 30 years, including as Chairman of the Second Century Fund.