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Last updated: 3/19/19

Charlie Gibson's early 1900s Back Bay

Visit the favorite landmarks of writer and socialite Charlie Gibson.

The route meanders through the Back Bay east of Dartmouth Street. During the tour, we'll celebrate historic landmarks such as:

  • the old Museum of Natural History (now Restoration Hardware)
  • Trinity Church (where Charlie and family were congregants)
  • the Taj Hotel (originally the Ritz), where Charlie had dinner most evenings, and
  • we'll end at the park pavilion on the Common that Charlie designed in the mid 1910s when he was on the board of the City's Parks Commission.

Heritage tourism is certainly part of this tour — the Gibson House is a stop on the Literary Trail of Greater Boston.


Please note: There's a pre-tour lemonade reception in the museum's courtyard at 2 p.m. The tour starts at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. on the Boston Common.