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Beacon Hill Holiday House Tour

10 December 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Organized by: Nichols House Museum
Venue: Nichols House Museum
55 Mount Vernon Street

For over twenty years, the Nichols House Museum has organized and hosted the Holiday House Tour of Beacon Hill. This event offers the public a rare opportunity to experience a select group of remarkable private residences. Each year, the tour showcases outstanding examples of historic preservation, as well as creative modern interpretation and adaptation in a broad range of architectural and interior design styles.


This year the Nichols House Museum also invites you to explore Peace and Prosperity: Rose Standish Nichols and Tea, a pop-up exhibition specially curated for the 2017 Holiday House Tour. Among her other achievements, Rose Standish Nichols was famous for hosting elaborate tea parties where she would cultivate lively conversation and promote world peace. Tea parties were a vehicle through which Rose Nichols furthered social and political agendas while also showcasing her collection of fine porcelain and silver. This exhibition will highlight collection items related to tea service while examining the culture and society in which Rose Nichols entertained. We hope the 2017 Holiday House Tour will be just your cup of tea!


The Holiday House Tour generates financial support for the Nichols House Museum's ongoing preservation and programming needs.