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Gibson House Museum

137 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116-1504
+1 617-267-6338
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Located on historic Beacon Street, this museum is housed in a 1859 Boston brownstone with Victorian furnishings.
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137 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116-1504
Back Bay
+1 617-267-6338
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Managed to find a great parking spot, just across the building, all happy, I went to the door, and it was simply locked!C Checked the day, checked the time- all was good. After ringing over and over, and checking the time again and again (12:59)...More

Thank yair-inbal
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

The tour was $9 per person and lasted about 40 minutes. You see several floors of the house - only the upper floors where the service staff slept is not part of the museum. Unlike other great houses from long ago, this family planned for...More

Thank maxpaste
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Gibson House was in the same family for a very long time, and its furnishing and decor are authentic and not reproductions. It's a real slice of Back Bay history. Tours are on the hour, and front door is locked until the previous tour concludes...More

1  Thank fbc001
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This was a great tour of the Gibson family home. The Victorian era furniture and tableware were gorgeous!! Everything has been perfectly preserved since the turn of the century (the grandson Charles saw to it that things from his grandmother and his mother stayed as...More

1  Thank Chelsea D
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Furnishings original. Great guide. Senior admission only six dollars. Do not miss the laundry room or butler's pantry. Old implements.

1  Thank nycmom22
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Cool little museum today on Beacon Street in Boston. It's a five story house (plus basement) built in 1860 and is like a time capsule for a "middle class" house between then and about 1925. It was owned by multiple generations of one family that...More

1  Thank poodledoop
Reviewed 25 January 2017

While looking for places to visit in Boston, my boyfriend and I came across the Gibson House museum, which gave us a view into Victorian Boston, as the city expanded from the North and South Ends into the Back Bay. The house is beautifully preserved,...More

1  Thank BnMadven
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It's an absolutely stunning house. I know the neighborhood well, so it was great to have an opportunity to finally enter one of the homes. Even more special is the it is preserved just as Catherine Gibson's descendants left it. It's the only single home...More

1  Thank ChileVerde1982
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were guided by Kelsey, who was in her first day of guiding. She did an excellent job. Clearly, she was well-prepared and was able to answer intelligently our questions. The house was as it was when the family left it many years ago, which...More

1  Thank ieuan d
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Doesn't look like much on the outside but is beautiful and original on the inside! Its pretty neat to see how much detail they put into these houses, wish they would still put effort into our homes being built now. This home has beautiful artwork...More

1  Thank Jessica and Car... D
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the
heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and
the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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