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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
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.
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
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
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!
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!
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
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!
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
Nicely decorated rooms with many paintings and bronze statues and interesting family stories about the property and other family interests including landscape architecture and tapestries. Great rainy day activity a few blocks up from Charles St. and a few blocks away from Boston Commons.
I was staying in Beacon Hill, and on a rainy day, opted to walk over to the Nichols House to take the tour. The house is lovely, with a side-facing entrance from Mount Vernon Street. I was welcomed into the kitchen by two lovely ladies....More
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking
path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.