The only way to get inside the Forbes House Museum’s 1833 historic house is to be on a guided tour.  Guides give interpretive tours of the house at the scheduled times listed below.  Tours cover the 1870’s kitchen and the first and second floors of the house, and they last about 1 hour.  With its interior restored to a circa 19th-century appearance, the house and the rooms are furnished with original objects owned and used by four generations of Forbes Family members dating back to the 1830’s.

Regular Tour Schedule

Tours are available every Thursday and Friday throughout the year at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. (excluding special holidays). Tours are also available by advance reservation only (at least 24 hours prior) on Saturdays at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Special arrangements are required for groups larger than 10 people. Please call 617.696.1815.


Group Tours at Forbes House Museum

The museum offers group tours for school and youth groups, scouts, seniors, and community organizations.  Our staff can create a tour experience to meet your curriculum needs and/or interests.  Advance reservations are required for all group tours.  Reservations should be made at least four weeks in advance by calling the museum office at 617.696.1815.  A deposit is required no later than 10 days after scheduling a tour.

One chaperone per 15 students is required and admitted free.  Licensed professional bus drivers are admitted free.

Tour Rates

Admission is $10 per person for adults and $8 for seniors (age 62 and over) and students; members and children under age 5 are free. The museum grounds are open to the public free of charge daily from dawn to dusk (see commercial photography restrictions below).

Request a tour by filling out the form below.

Museum Tour Regulations


To obtain more information about Museum tours and programs, contact our office at 617.696.1815.

Forbes House Museum
215 Adams Street
Milton, Massachusetts 02186
Tel: 617.696.1815
Fax: 617.696.1907


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