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Forbes House Museum

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Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
Category:Historic Landmarks
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forbes house museum photoThe Forbes House Charitable Trust was established in 1984 to ensure the preservation of the house, collections, and grounds at 215 Adams Street.

These treasures are interpreted through tours, lectures, programs, and special exhibitions and events.

About Captain Forbes
Captain Robert Bennet Forbes (1804 ~ 1889) was a member of the network of prominent families who helped shape maritime and trading history during the Golden Era of sailing ships.

He and his Perkins uncles spearheaded the expansion of U.S trade with China, contributing to Boston's status as the second busiest port in America during the mid 1830's.

Captain Forbes was a China Trade merchant, ship owner, designer, writer, and philanthropist of international staure. His portrait to the right (c.1830) is attributed to the studio of Lamqua, the leading painter working in the Western style in China.

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$5 donation for individual level and non members
Members free



215 Adams Street, Milton, MA, 02186 map
Phone: (617) 696-1815

From Route 93 Southbound (SE Expressway)
Take Exit 10 (Squantum Street). Follow ramp to STOP sign, turn right onto Adams Street and proceed to crest of hill (approximately 1 mile). The Museum is on your left.

From Route 3 / 93 Northbound
Take Exit 9 (Adams Street). Make first possible left across bridge, bear right onto Adams Street and proceed to crest of hill. The Museum is on your left.

From Route 95 (Either Direction)
Take Exit 12 (93-N) to Exit 5B (Randolph Ave.) northbound towards Milton. Follow straight to the end and turn right onto Adams Street. The Museum is on your right at crest of hill.

By public transportation from Boston
Take the Red Line outbound to Ashmont. Take the Mattapan High Speed Trolley three stops to Milton Station. At top of stairs go left onto Adams Street and walk approximately 1/4 mile. The Museum is on your right at the crest of hill.


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