Prescott House: Interior Mansion Tour of 1800s Boston

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Boston, US
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Boston, US
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Step inside the hidden gem of Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood and travel back in time with a fascinating tour of the Prescott House. This stunning mansion, built in 1808, transports you to the affluent Boston of the 1800s, where you'll discover the grandeur and opulence of three generations of wealthy Bostonians. Voted one of the top examples of Federal architecture and a must-visit house museum, the William Hickling Prescott House offers a unique glimpse into the history and lifestyle of the city's elite. Join this 60-minute tour and immerse yourself in the elegance and charm of the past, as you explore the beautifully preserved interiors and learn about the captivating stories of the people who once called this mansion home. Don't miss your chance to experience this extraordinary piece of Boston's heritage.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 1 hours
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Tour a beautiful mansion from the 1800s
  • Learn about the history of affluent Bostonians
  • Explore the interiors of a Beacon Hill mansion
  • Immerse yourself in the fast-growing new nation
  • Experience the charm of 1800s Boston architecture
  • Special exhibitions
  • Small groups (12 guests max)
  • Three levels of historic home
  • Gratuities
  • 4th and 5th levels of home
  • Microphones and voice amplifiers

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Discover the charm of Boston's historic past with the Prescott House: Interior Mansion Tour of 1800s Boston. Immerse yourself in the opulence of this hidden gem nestled across from the iconic Boston Common. This exquisite mansion, built in 1808 for the esteemed Boston merchant James Smith Colburn, has been recognized as one of the top examples of Federal architecture in the city. The rich history and captivating stories within its walls will transport you back to a time of affluent Bostonians in a nation experiencing rapid growth.

What to Expect

Embark on a 60-minute journey through time as you explore the interior of this Beacon Hill mansion. Traverse the elegant rooms and hallways adorned with period furniture and exquisite decor, and gain insights into the lives of three generations of notable Bostonians. From the architectural marvels to the elaborate furnishings, every detail will leave you in awe of the grandeur and refinement that defined the era.

Who is this For

This tour is a must-visit for history enthusiasts, architecture lovers, and anyone fascinated by the stories of bygone eras. Whether you are a local seeking a deeper connection to Boston's heritage or a visitor wanting to delve into the city's rich history, this experience promises to enthrall and educate. All are welcome to step inside this time capsule and gain a unique perspective on the lives of the affluent Bostonians who once called this mansion home.

Why Book This

Step into the shoes of the elite and experience the grandeur of a 19th-century Boston mansion. The Prescott House tour offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the city's rich history, surrounded by magnificent architecture and lavish interiors. As you walk through the rooms, you'll be transported to a time of elegance, refinement, and social prominence. The knowledge and expertise of the tour guides will ensure you gain a comprehensive understanding of the lives and legacies of the notable Bostonians who once resided here. Be captivated by the stories, marvel at the meticulous preservation of this architectural masterpiece, and leave with a deep appreciation for Boston's rich heritage.

Good to Know

Before embarking on the tour, please note that the meeting point is at 55 Beacon Street, and if the front door is closed, ring the bell and mention Hub Town Tours. The duration of the tour is 60 minutes, providing ample time to explore the mansion's captivating interiors. It's advisable to arrive a few minutes early to ensure a prompt start. Prepare to be transported back in time and indulge in the opulence of this well-preserved mansion, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of affluent Bostonians during the early 19th century.


Visitors who have experienced the Prescott House tour rave about the level of detail and historical knowledge provided by the guides. Many are impressed by the remarkable preservation of the mansion and its ability to transport visitors to another era. The stories shared during the tour bring the past to life, leaving visitors feeling enriched and inspired. Overall, the tour has received glowing reviews for its ability to offer a captivating and educational experience in the heart of Boston.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

William Hickling Prescott House

Explore inside a Beacon Hill mansion from 1808, learning about three generations of affluent Bostonians in a fast-growing new nation.

Admission Included

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