Long considered the Jewel of Milton, the Forbes House Museum chronicles the history of an entrepreneurial American family. The majestic Greek Revival mansion, built in 1833 for Margaret Perkins Forbes, was commissioned by her sons, China Trade merchants Captain Robert Bennet Forbes (1804–89) and John Murray Forbes (1813–98). Today, the Museum contains the treasures of four generations of the Forbes family.
The tour we are offering on Smithsonian Museum Day, September 28th, starting at 1:00p.m. is completely booked. If you have not reserved your tour by calling the Museum by 1:00 p.m. on September 27th, we no longer have space. Please call the museum at 617-696-1815 or visit www.forbeshousemuseum.org to see our full tour schedule.
This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone.
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