The Gibson House Museum

The Gibson House Museum The Gibson House is a historic house museum located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Now a Na Tours are currently offered through advanced tickets only.

Visitors experience the house through a guided tour that interprets class and culture through the stories and objects of the people who lived and worked there. Website: thegibsonhouse.org Email: [email protected] Ph: 617-267-6338

Please consider donating to the Gibson House in your year-end charitable contributions. We are of course a 501(c)(3) org...
12/28/2023

Please consider donating to the Gibson House in your year-end charitable contributions. We are of course a 501(c)(3) organization. We will make excellent use of any sum that you care to give toward preserving and presenting Boston's only completely intact authentic house museum. https://gibsonhouse.app.neoncrm.com/forms/donate

Merry Christmas to all!
12/25/2023

Merry Christmas to all!

Today Dan Cooper of Cooper’s Cottage Lace spent several hours at the museum, installing beautiful lace curtains in all t...
12/11/2023

Today Dan Cooper of Cooper’s Cottage Lace spent several hours at the museum, installing beautiful lace curtains in all the windows of the first, second and third floors. The effect is transformative! Come and see, to our Holiday Open House on Sunday 1-4, or during our regular visiting hours.

We are very excited about our new Music Room Christmas tree, laden with vintage-style ornaments. Come visit for the next...
12/05/2023

We are very excited about our new Music Room Christmas tree, laden with vintage-style ornaments. Come visit for the next few weeks or attend our Holiday Open House on Sunday December 17, 1-4 pm.

On Sunday Dec. 3 a team of volunteers will be decorating the Gibson House for Christmas. Please stop by during our open ...
12/01/2023

On Sunday Dec. 3 a team of volunteers will be decorating the Gibson House for Christmas. Please stop by during our open hours through the holiday season to enjoy our historically informed splendor.

Our Museum Program Assistant, Sarah Hagglund, was recently interviewed by the What’s Her Name Podcast during an on-site ...
11/16/2023

Our Museum Program Assistant, Sarah Hagglund, was recently interviewed by the What’s Her Name Podcast during an on-site visit to the museum and the episode is now live! The podcast highlights stories of women in history you’ve likely never heard of, and we are honored that they chose to share the interesting and complex life story of Ethel Gibson Allen with their listeners.

You can find a link to the episode below or simply search “What’s Her Name” wherever you listen to your podcasts.

https://whatshernamepodcast.com/ethel-gibson-allen/

**Mark your calendar!**Etiquetteer's 12th Annual Repeal Day CelebrationFriday, December 1, 2023, 6:00-8:00 p.m.Eagerly ...
11/01/2023

**Mark your calendar!**
Etiquetteer's 12th Annual Repeal Day Celebration
Friday, December 1, 2023, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Eagerly awaited by cognoscenti who love historic preservation, Victoriana, cocktail culture, and Perfect Propriety, and proudly sponsored by Rhode Island Spirits, Etiquetteer Robert B. Dimmick’s Repeal Day Celebration returns for a twelfth year to the Gibson House Museum! Any time Miss Kitty is behind the bar is a special event, but 2023 is also the 90th anniversary of Repeal. Count on an extra-special evening of celebrating!

Sumptuous hors d'oeuvres will be served in the Dining Room. Period attire is welcome but not required.
Tickets: $90 All proceeds to benefit the Gibson House Museum.
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John Collins Warren, Rosamond Gibson's grandfather, was one of the surgeons for this operation. Happy Ether Day!
10/17/2023

John Collins Warren, Rosamond Gibson's grandfather, was one of the surgeons for this operation. Happy Ether Day!

A well-researched and fascinating piece. Our curator has been investigating the Gibson family's potential ties, direct o...
09/18/2023

A well-researched and fascinating piece. Our curator has been investigating the Gibson family's potential ties, direct or indirect, to the slave trade in Boston.

Most Bostonians know little about the man for whom Faneuil Hall is named, who enriched himself by trafficking in human beings. Should knowing that history change the way the city remembers him?

08/22/2023

Poets and writers have long been inspired by the beauty of the Nahant coastline. Join The Gibson House Museum on September 16 as we celebrate Nahant's literary past with a special walking tour led by Ken Turino of Historic New England and Chris Mathias, past president of the Nahant Historical Societ...

We are delighted to announce that we are one of the 35 organizations that have received a Staffing Recovery Grant from M...
07/21/2023

We are delighted to announce that we are one of the 35 organizations that have received a Staffing Recovery Grant from Mass Humanities, funding for which has been provided through the Mass Cultural Council!

We have been awarded $32,000 to expand the hours and role of our Museum Assistant—now the Museum Program Assistant, thanks to this grant—and increase the hours of our Curator to build on existing programming, develop new partnerships and public events, and deepen our commitment to sharing the underrepresented stories that are central to the Gibson House. This grant will be integral for us to be able to continue recovering from the effects of the Covid pandemic, and we look forward to being able to offer new and exciting programs at the Museum in the coming year!

Thank you to the Garden Club of the Back Bay for sprucing up the museum with these beautiful flower arrangements! We are...
06/20/2023

Thank you to the Garden Club of the Back Bay for sprucing up the museum with these beautiful flower arrangements! We are now ready for summer!

06/13/2023

We are excited to share that our Beacon Hill neighbor, the William Hickling Prescott House, is now open for public tours!
Our staff was recently invited to join a tour of Beacon Hill with Hub Town Tours, who have built a partnership with the NSCDA MA to lead tours of the Prescott House, while also offering tours of Beacon Hill and the Freedom Trail! The tour was a great way to not only celebrate the opening of another historic home to the public, but to get to learn more about the lesser known Civil War history of the neighborhood...which the Gibson family would have been witness to.

We highly recommend if you are looking for a way to celebrate Juneteenth, or if you simply want to learn more about the abolitionists of Beacon Hill, take a walking tour with Hub Town Tours! They also are leading tours of the Prescott House from Friday-Sunday, if you want a peek into another local historic home.

Happy Pride Month! Special tours: **Charlie Gibson's Q***r Boston**Celebrate Pride and support the LGBTQ+ history of Bos...
06/02/2023

Happy Pride Month! Special tours:
**Charlie Gibson's Q***r Boston**
Celebrate Pride and support the LGBTQ+ history of Boston with a special **30% discounted ticket** offered only during Pride Month! See below for dates and times.
Explore the Gibson House Museum and the gay subculture of early-twentieth-century Boston through Charlie Gibson's eyes on this interactive tour. The story of the Museum's founder is one of legacy and family history, of the fading grandeur of Victorian-era Boston, and of Boston's LGBTQ+ history.
Go to https://www.thegibsonhouse.org/events for tickets and details.
Tours Offered:
6/10: 4:00-5:00pm
6/24: 4:00-5:00pm

Warren Gibson Winslow, nephew of Charles Hammond Gibson, lost his life 3 January 1944.Winslow was an officer on the Bris...
05/28/2023

Warren Gibson Winslow, nephew of Charles Hammond Gibson, lost his life 3 January 1944.

Winslow was an officer on the Bristol Class destroyer USS-Turner DD-648, captained by Commander Henry S. Wygant, Jr.; the ship was at anchor just outside the submarine net protecting New York Harbor, about 6 miles off Sandy Hook, New Jersey, when it suddenly exploded and sank with the loss of approximately 140 lives, including those of most of her officers-- the official cause of the explosion was listed as defective ammunition but it is believed that the Turner was hit by a German torpedo

Thank you Matthew Dickey of the Boston Preservation Alliance for your terrific Preservation Month article in Accidentall...
05/25/2023

Thank you Matthew Dickey of the Boston Preservation Alliance for your terrific Preservation Month article in Accidentally Wes Anderson's newsletter about the Gibson House Museum.

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05/19/2023

Happy International Museum Day! I'm proud of the many museums and historical sites that enrich and serve the Third Suffolk District.

Revere Historical Society and Museum
Museum of Science, Boston
The West End Museum
The Gibson House Museum
Deane Winthrop House
Donald McKay House
The Paul Revere House
Old North Church & Historic Site
Old State House
Old South Meeting House
Pierce–Hichborn House
ICA Watershed
Veteran Association of the First Corps of Cadets and Museum
Nantucket Lightship/LV-112
The Sports Museum
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
Folk Americana Roots Hall Of Fame
New England Aquarium
Museum of African American History - Boston

This Thursday May 18 is International Museum Day, the purpose of which is to raise awareness of the fact that museums ar...
05/17/2023

This Thursday May 18 is International Museum Day, the purpose of which is to raise awareness of the fact that museums are a means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.
For more information:

Each year since 1977, ICOM has organised International Museum Day, which represents a unique moment for the international museum community.

**Pride Month: Charlie Gibson's Q***r Boston**Celebrate Pride and support the LGBTQ+ history of Boston with a special **...
05/17/2023

**Pride Month: Charlie Gibson's Q***r Boston**
Celebrate Pride and support the LGBTQ+ history of Boston with a special **30% discounted ticket** offered only during Pride Month! See below for dates and times.

Explore the Gibson House Museum and the gay subculture of early-twentieth-century Boston through Charlie Gibson's eyes on this interactive tour. The story of the Museum's founder is one of legacy and family history, of the fading grandeur of Victorian-era Boston, and of Boston's LGBTQ+ history.

Go to https://www.thegibsonhouse.org/events for tickets and details.

Tours Offered:
6/1: 6:00-7:00pm
6/10: 4:00-5:00pm
6/24: 4:00-5:00pm

05/05/2023

May is Preservation Month. Pay us a visit!

05/02/2023

Thank you Beacon Hill Times for your great coverage of our Benefit.

We are delighted to announce that we are the recipients of a $69K City of Boston CPA grant for some much-needed exterior...
04/20/2023

We are delighted to announce that we are the recipients of a $69K City of Boston CPA grant for some much-needed exterior repairs.

Mayor Michelle Wu and the City of Boston Community Preservation Committee (CPC) today announced the approval of 56 projects totaling over $40 million through the Community Preservation Act (CPA). Following the CPC's public hearing and Mayor Wu's recommendation, the proposed projects were approved by...

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our Annual Benefit on Tuesday night. We had a delightful evening “à la Bel...
04/13/2023

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our Annual Benefit on Tuesday night. We had a delightful evening “à la Belle Epoque!”

As the Museum’s primary fundraising event, the Benefit raises funds critical to maintaining the house and its collections, and providing educational programming to the public.

We’d like to say a special thanks to our corporate sponsors, Manzi Appraisers and Restoration and Ovation Data.

It's not too late to buy raffle tickets for next Tuesday's Benefit. Sales end at noon on April 11. The prizes are great ...
04/07/2023

It's not too late to buy raffle tickets for next Tuesday's Benefit. Sales end at noon on April 11. The prizes are great (tours, theater and concert tickets, wine. jewelry, gourmet items). Follow the link https://www.thegibsonhouse.org/raffle-items

Thank you Garden Club of the Back Bay volunteers for our beautiful spring urns.
04/07/2023

Thank you Garden Club of the Back Bay volunteers for our beautiful spring urns.

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137 Beacon Street
Boston, MA
02116

Opening Hours

Thursday 3pm - 5pm
Friday 1pm - 3pm
Saturday 1pm - 4pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm

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(617) 267-6338

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Tours are given on the hour at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.. Wednesday through Sunday. The museum is closed on major holidays. For groups of twelve and more please call for a reservation. 617-267-6338 or email [email protected] website: www.thegibsonhouse.org