Gibson House Museum

137 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116 - United States

617-267-6338

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The Gibson House is a historic house museum located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Now a National Historic Landmark, the home served as residence to three generations of Gibson family members and their household staff between 1859 and 1954. The Museum’s four floors of period rooms, including the original kitchen, are a time capsule of domestic life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Visitors experience the house through guided tours that interpret class and culture through the stories and objects of the people who lived and worked there.

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Visitors will be able to explore three floors of the museum on their own. Staff will be on hand to offer insight and answer questions, especially on the topic of the experience of domestic servants at the house. This is a rare opportunity to visit the museum outside of a guided tour and to peek into the working spaces, including the coal shed, back courtyard, and servant bathroom.

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