Prescott House

William Hickling Prescott House is an historic house museum located at 55 Beacon Street on Beacon Hill.  The house, built in 1808 and designed by Asher Benjamin, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 for its association with William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859), one of the nation's first historians.  The house in now a museum operated by the Massachusetts chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, which purchased it for its headquarters in 1944.