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“Superb slice of history ”

Gibson House Museum
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$629.00*
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New York to Boston Day Trip by Air
Ranked #98 of 364 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: Located on historic Beacon Street, this museum is housed in a 1859 Boston brownstone with Victorian furnishings.
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited today and enjoyed the guided tour. This is an amazing time capsule of a house. Excellent and knowledgeable guide mixed with small and intimate group of visitors made for a very special experience. A must, should you really want to see what life was like for the well healed in a Victorian Boston!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Gavin J
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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We toured the house on a very humid Boston day. If was like walking back in time into a home that the owners had stepped out of and would soon return. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. Hour tour and well worth it.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank woodyjax
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Reviewed May 21, 2016

The Gibson House Museum brings you back into another time in many ways.
I particularly loved the old embossed and gilded wallpaper in the beautiful entrance area. It looked like embossed leather.
The bedroom furniture is very original. Interesting also to see the kitchen and the laundry room.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Berit S
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Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Step back in time as you enter this house. Everything looks like the owner just stepped out. Simply amazing tour. See what it was like to live in 1860. Full of antiques, a must see.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Mike H
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Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is closer to Boston Commons so it is easier to get too, however it seemed unkempt. The guide was nice and knowledgeable but you just got the feeling that it was the home of a spoiled snooty socialite that didn't want to work so he turned his home into a museum.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank mjbinkc
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