William Hickling Prescott House

William  Hickling Prescott House 1808 Beacon Hill Federal townhouse. An historic property owned and operated by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America Massachusetts Chapter.
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Hoping you are all enjoying the summer. Looking forward to seeing you next spring. 🩱☀️
07/16/2020

Hoping you are all enjoying the summer. Looking forward to seeing you next spring. 🩱☀️

Summer light in the parlor.
07/16/2020

Summer light in the parlor.

William Hickling Prescott’s Grandfather led the US to the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775.
06/17/2020

William Hickling Prescott’s Grandfather led the US to the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775.

Bunker Hill Day 🇺🇸
"The Midnight March" by Joseph Becker depicts the Revolutionary War hero: Colonel William Prescott, leading American troops to Charlestown’s Breed’s Hill in preparation for the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. Although the Patriots succumbed to the British that day, the battle significantly weakened British forces and played quite a pivotal role in furthering America’s fight for independence from the British. In a letter to John Adams, Colonel Prescott praised his troops for showing “prudence and courage” in the midst of battle.

Next season, please visit The William Hickling Prescott House at 55 Beacon Street, home of Susan Linzee Amory and Colonel Prescott’s grandson and famous historian. ♥️ Love prevails where you least expect it, as Susan Amory was the daughter of the British Captain, that Colonel Prescott went to battle against at Bunker Hill.

🇺🇸 Be well our friends, enjoy this day.
06/14/2020

🇺🇸 Be well our friends, enjoy this day.

🇺🇸 On this Flag Day we remember Betsy Ross who is heralded for creating the first American flag in June of 1776. While Betsy’s role in designing the flag may be more American folklore than fact, historical records show Betsy's resilience as she navigated the challenges of her time. Excommunicated for marrying outside of her Quaker religion and widowed 3 times - through it all she persevered to become a mother of 7 daughters and owned and operated her upholstery business until retiring at age 75. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Photo: BIRTH OF THE FLAG. Betsy Ross sewing the first American flag. Painting by Henry Mosler (1841-1920).

06/10/2020
NSCDA MA

To our Prescott House friends, Please visit our website nscdama.org for possible special events. We will miss you this summer and hope to see you next April. Thank you for your support and be well.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, (we regret that) our three historic properties, William Hickling Prescott House, Quincy Homestead and Martin House Farm, will be closed to the public for the 2020 season. We look forward to seeing you in 2021. Please stay safe.

NSCDA MA
05/25/2020

NSCDA MA

Land of the free because of the brave 🇺🇸

On Memorial Day we honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom - a tradition dating back to 1866 when women from the Ladies Memorial Association in Columbus, Mississippi decorated the graves of both Union and Confederate Soldiers in a bold display of unity.

Today we also pay special tribute to healthcare providers, essential workers, and everyone doing their part by staying home. "United We Stand." ❤️💙
Photo: glampad

🇲🇽 Hope everyone had a great Cinco de Mayo. Question: What famous historian wrote about the conquest of Mexico prior to ...
05/06/2020

🇲🇽 Hope everyone had a great Cinco de Mayo.
Question: What famous historian wrote about the conquest of Mexico prior to the Mexican Army defeating the French Empire on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla?
Answer: William Hickling Prescott- 1843

Glancing down the street towards the Boston Public Garden from the Prescott House.
03/28/2020

Glancing down the street towards the Boston Public Garden from the Prescott House.

We wish good health and comfort to all. Prescott House Committee is keeping a positive attitude with plans for a vibrant...
03/21/2020
NSCDA

We wish good health and comfort to all. Prescott House Committee is keeping a positive attitude with plans for a vibrant summer tour season along with new events. We are delaying our April opening for the safety of all during these times where social distancing is recommended. Please check our website nscdama.org or our page for updates. Hope to see you in May. Thank you for your support. Be well. 🇺🇸

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America promotes appreciation for the people, places and events that led to the creation of our country.

🎂 Happy Birthday William Prescott!  His grandson, William Hickling Prescott, was the famous historic writer who lived at...
02/20/2020
William Prescott - Wikipedia

🎂 Happy Birthday William Prescott! His grandson, William Hickling Prescott, was the famous historic writer who lived at 55 Beacon Street our NSCDA MA headquarters and open to the public on Saturdays starting in April. 🇺🇸

William Prescott (February 20, 1726 – October 13, 1795) was an American colonel in the Revolutionary War who commanded the patriot forces in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Prescott is known for his order to his soldiers, "Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes", such that the rebel troops ...

02/02/2020

Thank you to all who have liked our page. Just a reminder, we are owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Also, known as NSCDA MA. Please click here NSCDA MA to like our new page. Thanks for your support. MA STR♥️NG!

🎄 Happy Holidays from Prescott House. Wishing you all peace, blessings and warm memories. Thank you for your support.
12/23/2019

🎄 Happy Holidays from Prescott House. Wishing you all peace, blessings and warm memories. Thank you for your support.

Today is GIVING TUESDAY, help us maintain this Beacon Hill treasure to share with our children how life was as our Count...
12/03/2019

Today is GIVING TUESDAY, help us maintain this Beacon Hill treasure to share with our children how life was as our Country was forming. Stepping back in time takes resources to preserve history.

Preserving this National Landmark across from the Boston Common is an honor. This marks our 75th anniversary of owning, operating and preserving this neighborhood gem open for seasonal tours. It also serves as our Massachusetts Society headquarters. Please read more about our societies missions by clicking on nscdama.org and then "donate". See the variety of ways you can contribute December 3, "Giving Tuesday".

A key NSCDA MA mission is Historic Preservation: an endeavour that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, ob...
12/02/2019

A key NSCDA MA mission is Historic Preservation: an endeavour that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance. William Hickling House at 55 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, serves as our head quarters and is open for public tours 7 months year. It is the 75th year we have been preserving this beautiful 1808 Boston Common townhouse designed by esteemed architect Asher Benjamin. Please consider helping us continue maintaining this treasure by donating on “Giving Tuesday” on December 3. It’s simple, go to nscdama.org, click on donate. Choose any button you’d like to support, including, but, not limited to the Prescott House. Thank you.

William  Hickling Prescott House
11/30/2019

William Hickling Prescott House

William  Hickling Prescott House
11/30/2019

William Hickling Prescott House

Preserving this National Landmark across from the Boston Common is an honor.  This marks our 75th anniversary of owning,...
11/30/2019

Preserving this National Landmark across from the Boston Common is an honor. This marks our 75th anniversary of owning, operating and preserving this neighborhood gem open for seasonal tours. It also serves as our Massachusetts Society headquarters. Please read more about our societies missions by clicking on nscdama.org and then "donate". See the variety of ways you can contribute December 3, "Giving Tuesday".

🎃 Trick or Treat? TREAT! Last week of our seasonal house tours on Saturday 10/26 from 1-4 pm 🍭 It's no wonder Boston Mag...
10/22/2019

🎃 Trick or Treat? TREAT! Last week of our seasonal house tours on Saturday 10/26 from 1-4 pm 🍭 It's no wonder Boston Magazine listed the Prescott House as number 33 on their list of 100 Best Buildings in Boston. We will cast a spell on you with stories of people past. 55 Beacon Street, Boston
Admission: $8, children under 12, active military and families-free. Owned and operated by NSCDA MA. Tours start 15 past the hour, last tour 3:15. 🍬🍬🍬

🎃 All signs are pointing to Prescott House. Two more Saturdays to be bewitched by our gorgeous Boston Common town house ...
10/15/2019

🎃 All signs are pointing to Prescott House. Two more Saturdays to be bewitched by our gorgeous Boston Common town house located on Beacon Hill. (Boston House Museum 5-4-3-2-1 Walk by Tour participants get free entrance through October). Hours 12-4, tours start 15 past the hour, last tour 3:15. Admission: $8, children under 12, active military and families- free. 55 Beacon Street, Boston

William  Hickling Prescott House's cover photo
10/09/2019

William Hickling Prescott House's cover photo

William  Hickling Prescott House's cover photo
10/09/2019

William Hickling Prescott House's cover photo

William  Hickling Prescott House's cover photo
10/09/2019

William Hickling Prescott House's cover photo

Outta This World 🌎 If you missed getting your name on the list going to Mars, you can still sign the Prescott House gues...
10/02/2019

Outta This World 🌎 If you missed getting your name on the list going to Mars, you can still sign the Prescott House guestbook. Last month of tours for the 2019 season. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore our 1808 townhouse overlooking the Boston Common. Open Saturday’s 1-4 with tours starting 15 past the hour. See for yourself a stellar property! Admission $8, children under 12, active military and families admitted free. 55 Beacon Street, Boston. 💫

DOWNTON PRESCOTT 🎩Before Downton  Abby there was Downton Prescott. Come for a docent led tour of the Prescott House loca...
09/23/2019

DOWNTON PRESCOTT 🎩
Before Downton Abby there was Downton Prescott. Come for a docent led tour of the Prescott House located at 55 Beacon Street in Boston. Tours are between 12 and 4 PM and start 15 minutes past the hour. Come learn about the families that lived in this lavish town house directly across from the Boston Common and see why it was voted one of the eight best examples of federal architecture in Boston. Admission: $8, children under 12, active military and families admitted free. Owned and operated by the NSCDAMA. This is our last Wednesday for the season. But, we will be open the next five Fridays in a row until the end of October.

📚 Back to school. Time to learn about who William Hickling Prescott was and the families who have lived at 55 Beacon Str...
09/09/2019

📚 Back to school. Time to learn about who William Hickling Prescott was and the families who have lived at 55 Beacon Street since 1808. Come for a docent led tour Wednesday or Saturday between 12-4. Tours start 15 past the hour and last tour is 3:15. Named one of the 8 best examples of Federal architecture by Boston Curbed. Admission $8, children 12, active military and families-free. nscdama.org

🧺 Ever wonder how chores were really done before modern conveniences?  Here is an excerpt from The Prescott Family Cookb...
08/31/2019

🧺 Ever wonder how chores were really done before modern conveniences? Here is an excerpt from The Prescott Family Cookbook describing how to do the laundry. Located across from the Boston Common at 55 Beacon Street and voted one of seven house museums to visit by Boston Magazine. OPEN SATURDAYS from 12-4. Tours start 15 past the hour, last tour at 3:15. Admission $8, children under 12, active military and families admitted free. 🧹Happy Labor Day Weekend to All from the NSCDA MA

William  Hickling Prescott House
08/07/2019

William Hickling Prescott House

☀️ Swimmingly Special! Open Wednesday and Saturdays for docent led tours between 12-4. Dive in to history and experience life as it was living on the Boston Common on the Boston Common in the early 1800's, except with air conditioning! Voted #33 of 100 Best Buildings in Boston by Boston Magazine. Admission $8, children under 12, active military and their families- free. Tours star 15 past the hour and last tour is 3:15. 55 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

☀️ Swimmingly Special!  Open Wednesday and Saturdays for docent led tours between 12-4. Dive in to history and experienc...
08/05/2019

☀️ Swimmingly Special! Open Wednesday and Saturdays for docent led tours between 12-4. Dive in to history and experience life as it was living on the Boston Common on the Boston Common in the early 1800's, except with air conditioning! Voted #33 of 100 Best Buildings in Boston by Boston Magazine. Admission $8, children under 12, active military and their families- free. Tours star 15 past the hour and last tour is 3:15. 55 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

William  Hickling Prescott House
07/31/2019

William Hickling Prescott House

We are not just all frills. Come for a docent led tour Wednesday or Saturday and hear the rich history of the Prescott House. Visit this gorgeous townhouse overlooking the Boston Common at 55 Beacon Street, Boston, 12-4 pm. Tours start 15 past the hour, last tour 3:15. Admission: $8, children under 12, active military and families admitted free. Voted in 2018 one of the top 8 examples of Federal Architecture by Boston Curbed. Owned and operated by the NSCDA MA ⭐️⭐️⭐️

We are not just all frills. Come for a docent led tour Wednesday or Saturday and hear the rich history of the Prescott H...
07/30/2019

We are not just all frills. Come for a docent led tour Wednesday or Saturday and hear the rich history of the Prescott House. Visit this gorgeous townhouse overlooking the Boston Common at 55 Beacon Street, Boston, 12-4 pm. Tours start 15 past the hour, last tour 3:15. Admission: $8, children under 12, active military and families admitted free. Voted in 2018 one of the top 8 examples of Federal Architecture by Boston Curbed. Owned and operated by the NSCDA MA ⭐️⭐️⭐️

🇺🇸 William Hickling Prescott’s Grandfather was a Patriot too, he led the American forces in the Battle of Bunker Hill. C...
07/23/2019

🇺🇸 William Hickling Prescott’s Grandfather was a Patriot too, he led the American forces in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Celebrate the beginning of training camp and come here the story with twist during a docent led tour. 55 Beacon Street, Boston, Open Wednesday’s and Saturdays through August- 12-4 pm, tours start 15 past the hour, last tour 3:15. Admission: $8, children under 12, active military and families admitted free. Voted in 2018 one of the top 8 examples of Federal Architecture by Boston Curbed. Owned and operated by the NSCDA MA ⭐️⭐️⭐️

❄️ Duck the heat!  The ducklings, are headed to Prescott House for some AC. They are crossing the Boston Common to come ...
07/15/2019

❄️ Duck the heat! The ducklings, are headed to Prescott House for some AC. They are crossing the Boston Common to come for a historic house tour of this federal period mansion. You can too, we are open Wednesdays and Saturdays through August from 12-4. Tours start 15 past the hour, last tour is 3:15. Voted one of the seven house museums to visit by Boston Magazine. Prescott House is a National Landmark. Admission $8, seniors $6. Children under 12, active military and families- free.

🛫 On the fly in July?  Stop by the Prescott House Wednesday’s or Saturday’s on Beacon Hill to take a docent led tour of ...
07/08/2019

🛫 On the fly in July? Stop by the Prescott House Wednesday’s or Saturday’s on Beacon Hill to take a docent led tour of this 1808 Federal style mansion overlooking the Boston Common. Voted in 2018, one of the top 8 examples of Federal architecture by Boston Curbed and one of the Seven Boston house museums to visit by Boston Magazine.
Tours start 15 the hour, last tour 3:15. Admission $8, children under 12 - free. Active military and families- free.

07/04/2019

Address

55 Beacon St
Boston, MA
02108-3531

Park Street T stop

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Open Saturdays through October Open Wednesdays June through September, except July 3. Hours both days 12-4, tours start 15 past hour. Last tour starts 3:15.

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Really looking forward to touring the William Hickling Prescott House on April 13th.
Really looking forward to touring the William Hickling Prescott House this coming Saturday!!!
Discovered Susannah Amory Prescott ! Wife of William Prescott
We will all miss Cynthia Cadwalader as Prescott House Chair. Thank you for those many years you gave to improving the house, the collections, and the standards by which we operate. It shows!!
My grandparents were caretakers there when my siblings and I were children. We spend many many years in that house! My grandparents lived in the back where there was a small apartment. I can still see it in my mind. I remember going around with my grandfather while he wound the grandfather and grandmother clocks. Mrs. Webster, of Stone and Webster, on a regular basis, entertained there, also had a group of women who would arrive in colonial garb to sew flags. I remember the original Paul Revere bowl sitting in the middle of the enormous table! I remember the powder room, which looked so big to me as a child and when I saw it 15+ years ago it seemed to be much smaller! And the elevator. My brother and I would ride the elevator up and down and call our friends from the phone in the elevator! We were kids from the suburbs who had a tough life so being there with them were the good times in our lives. Going to S.S. Pierce with my grandmother while she shopped for an event; seeing real live reindeer at the Common and the Swan Boats at the Gardens. Such wonderful memories for kids that had a tough life. This place is historical but for us it was a huge part of ours lives and I'm thankful for that. My sister and I take the boat in and walk over there, just standing there remember the good times with wonderful grandparents who brought so much joy to our lives. I will forever remember 55 Beacon St.
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