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Nichols House Museum, Boston

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The Nichols House Museum is a museum at 55 Mount Vernon Street on Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts. The house in which it is located was designed by the architect Charles Bulfinch, and built by Jonathan Mason, the politician, in 1804. The building was renovated in 1830. The museum is named for Rose Standish Nichols (1872–1960), the renowned landscape gardener, suffragist, pacifist, and member of the Cornish Art Colony, who lived in the house between 1885 and 1960. She left the house to be used as a museum after her death. The museum preserves the lifestyle of the American upper class during Nichols' lifetime, with turn-of-the-century period rooms.

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  • We had a great tour of “hidden spaces” with Barbara who is super friendly and informative. If you love Georgian/Victorian art, architecture and are fascinated with how an upper middle-class family...  more »
  • If you enjoy Boston history and the the lives of those who resided on Beacon Hill, you will enjoy the Nichols House Museum. Rose Standish Nichols was a woman before her time-- a landscape gardener...  more »
  • Informative guide & very progressive family who helped their community & preserved their lovely home. Hand-carved woodwork & old worldly art & intricate embroidery. Lots of amazing things to admire & learn about!
  • I lucked out and had a private tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and as someone born and raised in the area it was so interesting to connect the dots on families, artists, and other contributors to Boston's history that I hear about today. The rooms in the home were beautifully preserved and really gave me an appreciation for life back in the day!

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