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Located on historic Beacon Street, this museum is housed in a 1859 Boston brownstone with Victorian furnishings.
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137 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116-1504
Back Bay
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+1 617-267-6338
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming to the Gibson House was liking visiting the private of home some well-off person many years ago. The last owner zealously preserved the home and collected antiques of the period. Only open for a few hours a week, the guide made the tour very...More

Thank RavJeff
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Really enjoyed this insight into life in old Boston. Very informative visit. Lovely rooms and the kitchen/bathroom as was in early 1900s. Do ask questions.

Thank AlexandraKent_UK
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The items in the house are true to the 1800’s and early 1900’s. The museum is by guided tour only with a $10 admission fee. When visiting the museum, be sure to ask about the family that lived here - interesting story. Going through the...More

Thank CharlieV2011
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Interesting little tour of a house that belonged to one family who planned to turn it into a museum. Your guide is personable and well informed and chats away providing some cool little insights.

1  Thank Epitwee
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I had the best time at the Gibson House Museum. The tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. The house itself is charming, well preserved and there is so much to see. I really enjoyed learning about the history of the house and the Gibson...More

Thank Geminisparks
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

What s beautifully preserved Victorian home appointed with original fixtures and adornments (not reproductions). However, the historical significance of why the home was donated was lost on us as it does not appear that anything remarkable occurred there (either in the home or within the...More

Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Managed to find a great parking spot, just across the building, all happy, I went to the door, and it was simply locked!C Checked the day, checked the time- all was good. After ringing over and over, and checking the time again and again (12:59)...More

Thank yair-inbal
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

The tour was $9 per person and lasted about 40 minutes. You see several floors of the house - only the upper floors where the service staff slept is not part of the museum. Unlike other great houses from long ago, this family planned for...More

Thank maxpaste
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Gibson House was in the same family for a very long time, and its furnishing and decor are authentic and not reproductions. It's a real slice of Back Bay history. Tours are on the hour, and front door is locked until the previous tour concludes...More

1  Thank fbc001
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This was a great tour of the Gibson family home. The Victorian era furniture and tableware were gorgeous!! Everything has been perfectly preserved since the turn of the century (the grandson Charles saw to it that things from his grandmother and his mother stayed as...More

1  Thank Chelsea D
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