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Nichols House Museum Tour (2:00) -- CANCELED
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 2:00 PM
Nichols House Museum
55 Mount Vernon Street
Registration is not Required
Join BHV members on a guided tour of the Nichols House Museum, a historic home located in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. Our tour will touch on topics such as women’s history, decorative arts, and everyday life through stories of the Nichols family and their contemporaries in late 19th century and early 20th century Boston.
In 1885, Dr. Arthur Nichols and his wife Elizabeth purchased the 1804 townhouse where their three daughters matured into designers, writers, and social activists. Domestic staff, including locals and individuals from abroad, also lived and worked in the four story home. Rose Standish Nichols later inherited the property and occupied it until her death in 1960. Collection highlights span beyond this time period and include sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Flemish tapestries, and Chinese ceramics, as well as day-to-day objects like a 1936 radio.
Tours of the museum last around 50 minutes and feature five period rooms, three flights of stairs, and complementary tea when available. The museum has one small bathroom and no elevator.
Nichols House Museum, 55 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108. BHV members only. Space is limited. $12 for tour.