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Nichols House Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Nichols House Museum

A great stop on your historical tour of Boston. What amazing ladies! Determined, intelligent... read more

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We visited yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour where we had a glimpse of family life... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
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The Nichols House Museum's mission is: To preserve and interpret the 1804 townhouse that was from 1885 until 1960 the home of Rose Standish Nichols, landscape gardener, suffragist and pacifist. The house was built by Jonathan Mason and is attributed...more
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55 Mount Vernon St, Boston, MA 02108-1330
Beacon Hill
+1 617-227-6993
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great stop on your historical tour of Boston. What amazing ladies! Determined, intelligent, forward thinking women. Loved seeing how they lived then and how well it has been preserved now. Stephanie was a wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable and informative.

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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We visited yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour where we had a glimpse of family life of the Nicols family in the early 1900’s. Our tour guide was so well informed and passionate about the telling of the family which made the visit so...More

Thank 2xKiwis
Reviewed August 4, 2017

If stairs are a challenge for you then that could be a detriment to enjoying this place. The spiral staircase was for me, but it was worth the effort to see how domestic life on Beacon Hill was lived in style in the bygone century....More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Maybe it's because I've travelled a lot in Europe, and Boston does not have many houses with original furniture, a house that someone lived there until 1960 seems interesting? This house made me the idea of turning my old grandmother's house to a Museum! The...More

Thank yair-inbal
Reviewed May 17, 2017

This historic home is on a quiet street near the top of Beacon Hill. The family had several very accomplished daughters in different professions, very impressive for its time. That was particularly interesting. Home decor & furnishing are authentic & not reproductions. Worth a visit!

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Reviewed November 28, 2016

The Nichols House is the jewel of Beacon Hill. We had a delightful tour conducted by Elise. Really appreciated the scope of her knowledge not only about the Nichols Family, but the special contents of the House. Located on Beacon Hill, it's near the State...More

Thank FanofMarkTwain
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Wonderful knowledgeable young lady gave us an excellent tour of this old house. Great to go inside an actual Beacon Hill home and see what it was like to live here. Interesting facts about the culture at the time. Learned a lot!

Thank Poppinaroundtheworld
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

After doing a self guided walking tour of Beacon Hill I wandered in to the Nichols House. I'm so glad I did! The guide was a lovely graduate student who was very knowledgable and interesting. There was one other person on the tour and we...More

Thank marglyo
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Nicely decorated rooms with many paintings and bronze statues and interesting family stories about the property and other family interests including landscape architecture and tapestries. Great rainy day activity a few blocks up from Charles St. and a few blocks away from Boston Commons.

Thank Cathy_and_Phil
Reviewed May 12, 2016

I was staying in Beacon Hill, and on a rainy day, opted to walk over to the Nichols House to take the tour. The house is lovely, with a side-facing entrance from Mount Vernon Street. I was welcomed into the kitchen by two lovely ladies....More

2  Thank o2bcre8ive
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November 4, 2017|
Response from fbc001 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so. You should ck at the House’s website.
Lawrence W
March 17, 2016|
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Response from NicholsHouse | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in the Nichols House Museum! Senior admission rate is $8, a discount from our $10 regular admission.