Prescott House at ‘Smithsonian Museum Live!’

Special to the Times

If you are lucky enough to hear music floating through the air on Beacon Street this Saturday, Sept. 21, it is because William Hickling Prescott House is participating in the “Smithsonian Museum Day Live!”

This year, the Smithsonian theme is “Year of Music.” While at Prescott House, be sure to check out our very rare and original to the house, recently restored Tomkison Square piano, not to be missed in the parlor. Be treated to piano music as you are waltzed through Prescott House on a docent-led tour.

Museum Day is an annual celebration of never-ending curiosity hosted by the Smithsonian magazine. All the participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people. People can download tickets up until 3 p.m. on Sept. 21, Museum Day!

So, clear your calendars and visit the Prescott House this Saturday. Here’s your chance to sneak inside and learn about the families that occupied this majestic townhouse. See where they ate, prepared for lavish parties, studied and entertained. Leave here feeling like you were part of a Charles Dickens novel, but knowing it actually was a William Prescott novel. 

The William Hickling Prescott House is a one of its kind historical house that stands beautifully, across the Boston Common. Also known as the ‘neighborhood hidden gem’, the Prescott House displays some of the rich culture that the Beacon Hill families enjoyed in the 1800s. Located at 55 Beacon St., the house is open to tour on Wednesdays and Saturdays through September and Saturdays only through October, at noon-4p.m. The tours start at quarter past the hour, the last tour being at 3:15 p.m. 

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