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“This home tour is well worth your time and dollars”

Gibson House Museum
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US$629.00*
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New York to Boston Day Trip by Air
Ranked #128 of 423 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 27 September 2010

The Gibson House has only a few open hours for tours but if you can work it in it is very worth your time and the few dollars you must pay. It's in the Back Bay neighborhood on Beacon Street and very close to Boston's Public Garden. It's a grand old house that was lived in by three generations of the same family that originally had it constructed about 150 years ago and before it was turned into a museum. It has six floors but only the bottom four floors are open to the public tours. We were blessed to have only one other couple there for our tour and the young woman who guided us around for a full hour was both knowledgeable and delightful. She gladly answered all our questions and told us about the house, the furniture, the heating system in the basement, the family, the servants, the unusual things in the house, and how it became a museum. Very good tour. We loved it and strongly recommend the Gibson House.

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Reviewed 4 July 2010

This house is definitely worth seeing if you like historic homes that are very complete. Only thing is we saw this at the end of June when it was very hot outside and this house had no air conditioning. Otherwise, fun hour seeing what times were like for an upper middle class family of the mid 1800s.

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Reviewed 21 February 2010

The Gibson House is absolutely amazing. You truly learn about life in a 17th century brownstone. The tour guide was very informative, and he answered all of our questions. Not only do you learn about the life of a wealthy Bostonian family, you also learn about how the seven servants in the house lived. I would definitely put the Gibson House on my list of things to do in Boston.

4  Thank CTCharlie
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Reviewed 1 December 2003

Friendly, well-informed, and lively. I didn't really care to see this place, but she really brought it alive. Great recommendations on other places to visit, & places to eat, too! We had an exceptional experience at the Gibson House. Our guide was well-informed about the building, and also about local restaurants and sites. What a great, off-the-beaten-path place!!

8  Thank Nomad32731
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