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Hours: Saturdays April- October, 1PM-4PM. Closed 9/8 *Please call or check our Facebook page for more information and occasional Wednesday tours. The William Hickling Prescott House, at 55 Beacon Street, and the adjoining home at 54 Beacon Street...more
The museum was not too significant in its offering. Basically a look back into history and how the folks lived on the hill in the past generations. The interesting view point to me was that there were some significant folks in history who held these...More
This house, located across from Boston Common on Beacon Street, had several notable residents during the 19th century, the most famous being William Hickling Prescott. Prescott was a historian who focused on the Spanish Empire and wrote several well-regarded books during his lifetime. The house...More
My friend and I set out to visit the Freedom Trail and discovered this $7 tour of the house and history of the inhabitants. The tour guide Ed extremely knowledgable and passionate about the Prescott family and house. The house has been taken care of...More
Went on the tour of this wonderful Federal house today. Our guide, Cynthia, was clearly totally in love with this house and its story. The house is full of wonderful architecture, furniture, amazing clothing of so many eras (the accessories alone are beyond belief)...not to...More
Date of experience: August 2014
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Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking
path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.