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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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  • This is unique house museum perfectly preserved in time amidst the tony neighborhood of Beacon Hill. My husband and I went on a Saturday morning during our assigned time slot (per their very good...  more »
  • Wonderful tour. In the age of covid my tour was 1 on1, just myself and the guide... and it was better than expected! Very interesting information provided and my every question answered... highly...  more »
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  • 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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