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Gibson House Museum

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137 Beacon St Boston MA 02116
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(617) 267-6338
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Built in 1859, the Gibson House was the residence of Charles Hammond Gibson. The family preserved the original decor and converted the house into a museum after his death. The structure is constructed with brownstone and red brick. The interiors are laced with black-walnut woodwork, elegant wallpapers, imported carpets, furniture, paintings, sculpture, photographs, silver, porcelain, curios,...

Tours are given on the hour at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.. Wednesday through Sunday. The museum is closed on major holidays. For grou...ps of twelve and more please call for a reservation. 617-267-6338 or email info@thegibsonhouse.org website: www.thegibsonhouse.org See More

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Through the foresight of an eccentric bon vivant, this house provides an authentic glimpse into daily life in Boston's Victorian era. One of the first Back Bay residences (1859), the Gibson House is relatively modest in comparison with some of the grand mansions built during the decades that followed; yet its furnishings, from its 1795 Willard clock to the raised and gilded wallpaper to the...

The Gibson House is an 1859 brownstone that embodies the word "Victorian." Forget you've ever heard the phrase "less is more" -- the ornate furnishings and abundant accessories offer a compelling look at the domestic life of a socially prominent family in the then-new Back Bay neighborhood. You'll see decorations of all kinds, including family photos and portraits, petrified-wood hat racks, a...

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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 … 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...

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I made it a point to put this one on my "must see" list.This home is a beauty that was built by a woman after her husband died, which rarely happened during this time period.Many of the … I made it a point to put this one on my "must see" list.This home is a beauty that was built by a woman after her husband died, which rarely happened during this time period.Many of the items are original to...

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Gibson House Museum is located at 376 Boylston St, Boston, MA. This business specializes in Museums & Galleries.

Gibson House Museum can be found at Beacon St 137. The following is offered: Theater. The entry is present with us since Sep 10, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Boston there are 26 other Theater. An overview can be found here.

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