William Hickling Prescott House

55 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108- Map It
Phone: (617) 742-3190

AAA Editor Notes

William Hickling Prescott House is at 55 Beacon St. Built in 1808 by architect Asher Benjamin, the Federal-style town house was home to historian William Hickling Prescott 1845-59. Exhibits include Prescott's restored study; an extensive array of costumes from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries; antique furniture; Chinese export porcelain; and English ceramics. Guided tours are available.
$8; $6 (senior citizens); free (ages 0-11).
Station: Park Street
Hours: Guided tours are given on the hour Wed. and Sat. noon-4, Apr.-Oct. Last tour begins 1 hour before closing. Allow 30 minutes minimum.