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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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  • Outstanding tour experience! Guide Kirsten had in depth knowledgeable about... everything! She welcomed questions and answered them thoroughly. I highly recommend this tour. 
    Outstanding tour experience! Guide Kirsten had in depth knowledgeable about... everything! She welcomed questions and answered them thoroughly. I highly recommend this tour.  more »
  • Our docent was knowledgeable and pleasant. She welcomed questions and was able to answer most of them. The house gives a good picture of Boston life for the elite at that time. There are... 
    Our docent was knowledgeable and pleasant. She welcomed questions and was able to answer most of them. The house gives a good picture of Boston life for the elite at that time. There are...  more »
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  • Fabulous home and history. The guide was VERY knowledgeable and very nice. The decor was beautiful. It was nice to see the insides of a historic Beacon Hill home.
  • I had such a great time visiting this place where I could imagine myself living in this house. Liz was extremely knowledgeable and welcoming. She also tailors the tour base off of your interests. The interior and decor were really interesting especially I got to learn about some history and how people at the time use their furniture differently in this Bostonian federal house. It was a really rewarding visit. Highly recommended!

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