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.Using our custom trip planner, Boston attractions like Nichols House Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Nichols House Museum Reviews
We arrived at an awkward time: 1:20. Tours are conducted on the hour, though we'd not been aware of this until reading that info on the door I found to be locked when trying to turn the knob. Not... more »
Very well informed & communicative tour guide. Just 3 people touring so plenty of time to ask questions about the interior, the owner, her accomplishments, etc. You really get a feel for the house..... 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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