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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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
07/04/2019
🦋 Metamorphosis, something beautiful that becomes something even more beautiful. Such is the story of The Prescott House...
07/02/2019

🦋 Metamorphosis, something beautiful that becomes something even more beautiful. Such is the story of The Prescott House. The National Society of the Colonial Dames of MA purchased this 5 1/2 story Beacon Hill townhouse built in 1808 to preserve it 7️⃣5️⃣ years ago.
Come for a docent led tour, OPEN this Saturday. Visualize the affluent Beacon Hill families who lived there in the 1800’s as the docents bring them back to life. Help us promote our mission of historic preservation and visit this National Landmark. 🏆 Voted one of the seven house museums to visit by Boston Magazine.
Tours 12-4, starting 15 past the hour. Last tour 3:15. Admission $8, seniors - $6, children under 12- free. We are a Blue Star Museum - Active military and their families admitted free. Starting 7/10 open Wednesday’s too, same hours.
Linzee Obregon Prescott in photo, William H Prescott’s 4th great granddaughter 💗

☀️”Have fun in the summertime”🎵Come for a docent led tour of the William Hickling Prescott House this week OPEN Wednesda...
06/24/2019

☀️”Have fun in the summertime”🎵
Come for a docent led tour of the William Hickling Prescott House this week OPEN Wednesday and Saturday. Visit the ducklings and swan boats and stroll across the Boston Common to visit us! Visualize this affluent Beacon Hill family in the 1800’s as the docents bring the families back to life. 🏆 Voted one of the seven house museums to visit by Boston Magazine.
Tours 12-4, starting 15 past the hour. Last tour 3:15. Admission $8, seniors - $6, children under 12- free. We are a Blue Star Museum - Active military and their families admitted free.

🎶 “Summer breeze makes me feel fine.” Come for a docent led tour of the William Hickling Prescott House Saturday and wel...
06/19/2019

🎶 “Summer breeze makes me feel fine.” Come for a docent led tour of the William Hickling Prescott House Saturday and welcome the summer season. Feel the the breezes coming off the Boston Common as you visualize life of this affluent Beacon Hill family in the 1800’s. Voted one of the seven house museums to visit by Boston Magazine. 🌸 Tours 12-4, starting 15 past the hour. Last tour 3:15. Admission $8, seniors - $6, children under 12- free. We are a Blue Star Museum - Active military and their families admitted free.
Photo featuring William H. Prescott’s 4th Great Granddaughter Linzee Obregon Prescott 💗

❤️ Celebrate Father’s Day Prescott style. Open Saturday, 12-4, tours start 15 past the hour- last tour 3:15. Tour this f...
06/13/2019

❤️ Celebrate Father’s Day Prescott style. Open Saturday, 12-4, tours start 15 past the hour- last tour 3:15.
Tour this federal style mansion located at
55 Beacon Street, across from the Boston Common.
Admission $8, seniors $6 and children under 12 free. We are a Blue Star Museum, active military and families admitted free.

Reflections of the past, 1808 to be exact. OPEN Wednesday and Saturday for a docent led tour of this Federal style mansi...
06/10/2019

Reflections of the past, 1808 to be exact. OPEN Wednesday and Saturday for a docent led tour of this Federal style mansion built on Beacon Hill. Voted in 2018 one of the top 8 examples of Federal style architecture by Boston Curbed. Located across from the Boston Common at 55 Beacon Street.
Admission: $8, seniors-$6, children under 12- free. We are a Blue Star Museum, active military and their families admitted free. Photo: Shireen Saini
🕰 Open 12-4, tours start 15 past the hour.

💛🖤 Black and Gold is not all Boston is thinking about these days...  we are thinking silver too, as in Stanley Cup! 🏒 Pr...
06/05/2019

💛🖤 Black and Gold is not all Boston is thinking about these days... we are thinking silver too, as in Stanley Cup! 🏒 Prescott House has silver! Come for a docent led tour Saturday and see our beautiful collection of decorative arts while touring this beautiful Federal mansion voted “one of the top 8 examples of Federal architecture” by Boston Curbed. Located across from the Boston Common at 55 Beacon Street and “down by the River Charles 🎶 “.
Admission: $8, seniors-$6, children under 12- free. We are a Blue Star Museum, active military and their families admitted free.
🕰 Open 12-4, tours start 15 past the hour.

💰JEOPARDY!  BONUS WEDNESDAY:  Open Wednesday too this week, 12-4, tours 15 past the hour.Daily Double. This decorative i...
06/02/2019

💰JEOPARDY! BONUS WEDNESDAY: Open Wednesday too this week, 12-4, tours 15 past the hour.

Daily Double. This decorative item was used in the 18th Century to shield men and women’s faces from the heat. 🔥 If you don’t know the answer, come for a docent lead tour of this federal style mansion.
OPEN Saturdays, 12-4 pm, tours start 15 past the hour. 55 Beacon Street, across from the Boston Common.
Check our page or call 617-742-3190 to inquire about select Wednesday openings June- August.

💛”Boston, You’re My Home!” 🖤The playoffs are tied one to one, to Prescott House you should run. Tour on Saturday between...
05/30/2019

💛”Boston, You’re My Home!” 🖤
The playoffs are tied one to one,
to Prescott House you should run.
Tour on Saturday between 12 and 4,
Then home to watch the Bruins score!

🐻 This federal style mansion tours start 15 past the hour. 55 Beacon Street, across from the Boston Common and “down by the River Charles”. 🎼
Admission $8, seniors $6 and children under 12 free. We are a Blue Star Museum, active military and families admitted free.

No Joke, Believe It Or Not, come hear the story of how William Hickling Prescott is related to two military leaders who ...
05/28/2019

No Joke, Believe It Or Not, come hear the story of how William Hickling Prescott is related to two military leaders who fought against each other for different countries in the 1775! 💥💥💥
This federal style mansion is OPEN Saturdays for docent led tours, 12-4 pm, tours start 15 past the hour. 55 Beacon Street, across from the Boston Common.
Admission $8, seniors $6 and children under 12 free. We are a Blue Star Museum, active military and families admitted free.

William  Hickling Prescott House's cover photo
05/21/2019

William Hickling Prescott House's cover photo

William Hickling Prescott House is a Blue Star Museum.  Active military and families always admitted free of charge as a...
05/21/2019

William Hickling Prescott House is a Blue Star Museum. Active military and families always admitted free of charge as are all NSCDA MA properties. Thank you for your service.
Come for a docent led tour of this Beacon Hill National Landmark between 12- 4 on Saturdays. Tours start 15 past the hour.
Admission: $8, Seniors- $6, children under 12- free.

⏰ WAKE UP if you haven’t been to Prescott House yet!  Come for docent led house tour of this Beacon Hill gem located at ...
05/14/2019

⏰ WAKE UP if you haven’t been to Prescott House yet!
Come for docent led house tour of this Beacon Hill gem located at 55 Beacon Street. Open Saturday's through October 12-4, tours start 15 past the hour.
Admission $8, seniors $6 and children under 12 free. We are a Blue Star museum, active military and their families admitted free of charge. NSCDAMA.org

🦉Who Whoo will be touring a beautiful mansion this Saturday on the Boston Common?  Come for docent led house tour of thi...
05/08/2019

🦉Who Whoo will be touring a beautiful mansion this Saturday on the Boston Common? Come for docent led house tour of this Beacon Hill gem located at 55 Beacon Street. Open Saturday's through October 12-4, tours start 15 past the hour.
Admission $8, seniors $6 and children under 12 free. We are a Blue Star museum, active military and their families admitted free of charge. NSCDAMA.org
Thanks to Linzee Obregon Prescott for artwork.

🎂 I’d be 223 today!  Step out of the rain and tour our beautiful townhouse at 55 Beacon Street, Boston. 12-4, tours star...
05/04/2019

🎂 I’d be 223 today! Step out of the rain and tour our beautiful townhouse at 55 Beacon Street, Boston. 12-4, tours start 15 past the hour. Cheers! 🥂 (open Saturday’s)

🎂 It may be 223 years later, but, come celebrate William Hickling Prescott’s Birthday tomorrow by visiting his house at ...
05/03/2019

🎂 It may be 223 years later, but, come celebrate William Hickling Prescott’s Birthday tomorrow by visiting his house at 55 Beacon Street! 🎉
Docent led tours 12-4 pm, tours start 15 past the hour.
Admission $8, senior citizens $6 and children under 12 free.
We are a Blue Star Museum, active military and families admitted free.
Thank you Linzee Obregon Prescott for your graphics for your fourth great grandfather 💗 And, GREAT he was 😊.

Address

55 Beacon St
Boston, MA
02108-3531

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General information

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.