Gibson & Prescott House Behind-the-Scenes “Little Women” Movie Tour

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Gibson House Museum

137 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02116

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Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the filming of “Little Women” at Boston’s historic Prescott and Gibson House Museums.

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Adapted from Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, “Little Women” was directed by Academy Award-nominee Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird") and features a star-studded cast, including Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothee Chalamet, James Norton, and Chris Cooper. The story follows the coming of age of the four nineteenth-century March sisters and is loosely based on Alcott's own family. The film has been described by Meryl Streep as a “masterpiece.”

Director Greta Gerwig was impressed by the Prescott and Gibson Houses' original architectural features and period ambiance, and shot several internal and external scenes at the museums last fall. Prescott House hosted the grand ballroom scene featuring Meg March (Emma Watson), and the Gibson House served as the location of Jo March’s (Saoirse Ronan) New York boardinghouse and her publisher’s (Tracy Letts) home office.

Tours will highlight specific filming sites and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception at the Prescott House. All attendees will be given a “Little Women” bookmark, and the first 15 to register will be given a full-size movie poster.

Tours will begin at both Gibson House (137 Beacon St.) and Prescott House (55 Beacon St.) at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.; visitors will be assigned to tour groups. (Those hoping to take the tour with companions should make reservations under one credit card.) Tours will last 40 minutes, and the houses are a 10-minute walk from each other; ample time will be provided for travel between houses. The reception at Prescott House will take place 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Please note that tours at each house involve climbing stairs; Gibson House has several flights.

The William Hickling Prescott House is a premier example of Federal-style architecture designed in 1808 by renowned architect Asher Benjamin. Located across from Boston Common, the property was home to affluent nineteenth-century Bostonians, including historian William Hickling Prescott. A National Historic Landmark, the house has been faithfully restored by the the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is furnished with period antiques. For more information, visit nscdama.org/william-hickling-prescott-house.

Built in 1859, the Gibson House is a historic house museum located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A National Historic Landmark, it served as residence to three generations of the Gibson family and their household staff between 1860 and 1954. The museum’s four floors of period rooms are a time capsule of domestic life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Guided tours interpret class and culture through the stories of the people who lived and worked in the house. For more information, visit www.thegibsonhouse.org.

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