The Nichols House Is Offering Free Admission to Ladies

To celebrate International Women's Day.

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One of Beacon Hill’s Bulfinch-built house museums is offering free admission to some of its guests.

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Nichols House Museum will admit women visitors free of charge on Saturday, March 5.

The Federal-style home has a history when it comes to gender equality—it last belonged to Rose Standish Nichols, a suffragist, landscape architect, and all-around forward female force. Nichols, who founded the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, inherited the house from her father in 1935 and ruled the roost until her death in 1960. She intended for the house to be left as a museum, and since then, it’s shown Bostonians what life was like in Beacon Hill at the turn of the century.

Saturday’s tours will highlight the lives, careers, and activism of Rose Nichols and her sisters, Margaret and Marian. The three women combated the social climate of the early 20th century to push for women’s suffrage, education reform, and labor rights. In addition to their political and social achievements, the Nichols sisters paved career paths in design, education, and carpentry.

Free for females, Saturday, March 5, Nichols House Museum, 55 Mount Vernon St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,