Gibson House Museum

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Gibson House Museum


Photo: John Woolf


The Gibson House is a historic house museum located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Now a  National Historic Landmark, 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.The Gibson House Museum is a private, nonprofit house museum in Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood. Four floors of the house are open to the public; there is no elevator.

We are open year-round. Visits are by guided tour Wednesday – Sunday at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Reservations are not necessary for groups of fewer than 12. Group tours, at these times or others, may be arranged in advance by calling us at 617.267.6338 or e-mailing Please request group tours at least two weeks in advance.

The Museum is closed New Year's Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. In case of inclement weather, please check our website.