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Nichols House Museum

55 Mount Vernon St, Boston, MA 02108-1330
+1 617-227-6993
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The Beacon Hill Lifestyle in Old Boston

If stairs are a challenge for you then that could be a detriment to enjoying this place. The spiral... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
pollytalknyc
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New York City, New York
An avarage-looking house, which was owed by a not interesting woman. The family owned this house until 1960.

Maybe it's because I've travelled a lot in Europe, and Boston does not have many houses with... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
yair-inbal
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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 to Charles Bulfinch. The museum educates visitors by providing a unique glimpse into the domestic life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries on Boston's historic Beacon Hill.
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55 Mount Vernon St, Boston, MA 02108-1330
Beacon Hill
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Reviewed 4 August 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 22 July 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
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Reviewed 17 May 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 28 November 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
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Reviewed 10 August 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!

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Reviewed 14 July 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
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Reviewed 27 June 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
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Reviewed 12 May 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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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Once the home of Rose Standish Nichols, a landscape gardener and suffragist, Nichols House Museum now preserves the lifestyle, domestic life, and decor of a typical family living in the Beacon Hill neighborhood in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The museum gives you a...More

Thank Andrei S
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

I won a tour of the Nichols House and was very excited. My sisters and I love unique tours that offer different perspectives to the cities we already know and love. The Nichols House Museum did not disappoint. Our guide, Victoria, was very entertaining and...More

Thank LinkMalfoy54
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petitpoisd
4 November 2017|
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Response from fbc001 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so. You should ck at the House’s website.
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Lawrence W
17 March 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.
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