Back Bay Victorian Highlights Walking Tour
April 30 @2:00pm
$15 - Limited to 15 People
Led by Edward W. Gordon, President of the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society
Sorry, SOLD OUT
Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder
The Gibson House Museum presents a walking tour highlighting the Victorian architecture of Back Bay, from the row houses of Beacon Street to the great public buildings of Copley Square. The tour will begin at the Gibson House, 137 Beacon St., Boston, but you must have a reservation to attend.
The Gibson House Museum is a private, nonprofit house museum in Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood. The home served as residence to three generations of Gibson family members and their household staff between 1859 and 1954. The Museum’s four floors of period rooms, including the original kitchen, are a time capsule of domestic life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Visitors experience the house through guided tours that interpret class and culture through the stories and objects of the people who lived and worked there.
For more information about the museum, its programs, and its projected reopening date, please visit www.thegibsonhouse.org.
During our 90-minute walking tour we will experience the Back Bay’s 200 foot- wide boulevard: Commonwealth Avenue. Lined with row houses representing a variety of architectural styles popular between the Civil War and World War I, we will also consider public art on this thoroughfare’s mall. We will view the first home of the Museum of Science, a former Gilded Age hotel, churches designed by H.H. Richardson. Tour ends at Arlington and Boylston Street.
The Gibson House Museum "Music Room". Photo by John Wolf. The museum is not open as part of the Back Bay tour, but for more information about the museum, its programs, and its projected reopening date, please visit www.thegibsonhouse.org.