The Gibson House Museum is an historic house museum located at 137 Beacon Street in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It preserves the 1860 Victorian rowhouse occupied by three generations of the Gibson family. The house was one of the first to be built in Back Bay, and has an unparalleled state of preservation that includes wallpaper, textiles, furnishings, and family artifacts and collections. Both the public and service areas of the house exhibit a high degree of preservation, and are viewable on tours. The property was designated a Boston Landmark in 1992 by the Boston Landmarks Commission and a National Historic Landmark in 2001.
The widowed Catherine Hammond Gibson purchased the newly filled in land for $3,696 in 1859 in order to move away from Beacon Hill. Edward Clarke Cabot designed the building which was finished by 1860 in the Italian Renaissance style with an exterior of brownstone and red brick. She passed it on to her son Charles Hammond Gibson.
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|Sunday||1:00 – 4:00 PM|
Noah Nash | Dec 12, 2017
It was really cool to see all these house and hear about the history. The walking gets to you but it’s worth it specially with an upbeat tour guide
Hanwen Chen | Feb 24, 2017
A historical place that exhibits the original housing style on Beacon Hill. Very detailed and well organized tour.
Gavin C-M | Aug 5, 2016
Fantastic tour of this absolute gem...unchanged since the Gibson's turned it into a museum...is like they have just stepped out the house. Informative guide and a rare opportunity to see what home life was like in Boston for the well to do families of Back Bay. Well worth a visit and the $9 entrance fee for adults.
Frederick Wright | Nov 29, 2015
Fascinating time-capsule museum, a perfectly preserved window into life in Boston's Back Bay at the turn of the last century. Guided tours take about an hour and cost $9 which goes towards upkeep of this stately old mansion, but because of the way everything has been left undisturbed over the years, it literally feels like the inhabitants have just stepped out for a bit and could return at any moment.
Jacob Mulligan | Sep 9, 2016
They put together a really good tour here, the guides are very knowledgable and if they don't know something they take your email address, do reserach, then email you with notes.
Kathleen Caulfield | Jun 21, 2018
Interesting tour about a family who was a premier Boston family. House to tall intact to late 1800s and early to mid 1900s. Entirely authentic.
zahra siadat | May 12, 2018
It’s so amazing and I really enjoyed .
Laura Garfinkel | Jul 7, 2018
Great tour guides, very cool museum
Polina Ortega | Aug 6, 2018
That's was good
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