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Nichols House Museum

55 Mount Vernon St, Boston, MA 02108-1330
+1 617-227-6993
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Quiet family home in Beacon Hill

This historic home is on a quiet street near the top of Beacon Hill. The family had several very... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
A Must-See While You're in Boston

The Nichols House is the jewel of Beacon Hill. We had a delightful tour conducted by Elise... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
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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
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+1 617-227-6993
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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!

Thank fbc001
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
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!

Thank Poppinaroundtheworld
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
Reviewed 28 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Visit Saturday 3 October. Anyone with an interest in the social history of Boston should visit Nichols House. The guide, Julia, was well informed and informative and conveyed her appreciation for the history of the house and its importance as a record of part of...More

1  Thank Owain R
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We spent a very enjoyable hour visiting this lovely historic house on Beacon Hill. The house is pretty much as it was left by its last occupant, Rose Nichols, who bequeathed the house to the city in her will. Rose was the eldest of three...More

Thank 190Daniel
Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to
soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll
down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your
walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander
through the hilly neighborhood and check out its
exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon
street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and
widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking
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Lawrence W
What is the entrance fee for seniors to the Nichols House Museum?
18 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.