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Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Burt, Benjamin
(1729-1805)
Collection: American Collection
Specialty: Silver
Benjamin Burt (1729-1805, lived to the ripe old age of 76, producing work
over a 50-55 year span of time. Like the second Paul Revere, Benjamin was
a patriot; he fought at the Battle of Lexington. And also like Revere, he
became a prominent and wealthy Boston businessman, prosperous enough to
have the renowned John Singleton Copley paint his portrait and to leave
his family an estate valued at over $5,000.