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William Hickling Prescott House

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Beautiful historic house on Beacon Street.

This house, located across from Boston Common on Beacon Street, had several notable residents... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
Andrei S
River Ridge, Louisiana
Saturday exploring history and architecture

My friend and I set out to visit the Freedom Trail and discovered this $7 tour of the house and... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2015
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23 Sep 2017
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19 Apr 2016
“Beautiful historic house on Beacon Street.”
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
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55 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3531
Beacon Hill
+1 617-742-3190
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Reginald R
Reviewed 19 April 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

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

2  Thank MarlaBroton
Reviewed 30 August 2014

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
2  Thank GretchenG
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street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and
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