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Nichols House Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Very interesting and enjoyable

How fascinating to walk up to this house, which looks like it is still occupied by the original... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
New Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
... a peek into the past

We really enjoyed out tour here, learning about the life and times of Rose Nichols who moved here... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

How fascinating to walk up to this house, which looks like it is still occupied by the original owners, ring the bell, be ushered in (we were a few minutes late but the guide was extremely nice and let us join the tour which was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank berkshireshomeowner
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We really enjoyed out tour here, learning about the life and times of Rose Nichols who moved here with her family when she was 13 and lived here till she died in 1960. Her father was a doctor and practised from the house and they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank littlettink
Reviewed 13 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2xKiwis
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank yair-inbal
Reviewed 18 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!

Date of experience: December 2016
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

Date of experience: November 2016
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!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Poppinaroundtheworld
Reviewed 15 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

Date of experience: July 2016
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5 November 2017|
Response from fbc001 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so. You should ck at the House’s website.
Lawrence W
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.