The history found in the historic houses and museums in New England remains more attractive to us than cruises or trips abroad. We do day trips. We relish the stories in house museums and have been to most in New England.
On one of the hottest days this summer, after participating in the MFA's fine new architectural walking tour, we boarded the inbound Green Line just outsidet the MFA to the Park Street Station and walked the few richly historic blocks to the Nichols House Museum. What a treat.
The museum was air-conditioned. Although we were not winded or over-heated we were offered seats in the office by the Director while waiting for the next docent. The welcome was warm. The wait was short and worth it.
Maureen, our docent was well-informed. Maureen delivered two hours worth of information during the hour-long tour. She did her job. She had prepare. The few questions that I asked were answered accurately, with confidence and with relevance to the house, its time period and to the culture of the times. The tour was enlightening and we got more than our money's worth.
Any visitor to Boston that wants to understand the people, culture and energy that was and still is Boston will find this tour illuminating, thanks, as always, to the training & knowledge of the management and docents. We highly recommend a tour of the Nichols House, a so easy walk from the State House, or Boston Common or Mass General. We are planning a second visit in the spring.
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