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Nichols House Museum

55 Mount Vernon Street

Boston, MA 02108



The Nichols House Museum preserves and interprets the 1804 Bulfinch townhouse that was home to the garden designer, writer, and social reformer Rose Standish Nichols and her family. Since 1961 the Nichols House Museum has been open to the public as a historic house museum reflecting the domestic life of a typical Beacon Hill family at the turn of the last century. The house is furnished with wonderful possessions accumulated over several generations. The collection includes European and American decorative arts from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries, ancestral portraits, Flemish tapestries, Japanese woodblock prints, and works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, America’s foremost sculptor of the nineteenth century. An AAM accredited institution, the museum educates and inspires the public through innovative programs, and it continues the conversation on the social concerns embraced by the Nichols family embraced that remain relevant today. 

Open year-round, the Nichols House Museum welcomes a growing number of international and domestic visitors. It provides an active schedule of lectures, programs, and special events for its members and the community. The Nichols House offers a variety of tours and experiences for educational groups of all ages.

The museum offers a collegial and intellectually stimulating work environment in a unique setting. Members of staff are encouraged to purse interests related to the museum’s collection and interpretive themes. The NHM cultivates a team-based approach and welcomes ideas from all levels of the organization. 


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