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Gore Place

52 Gore St, Waltham, MA 02453-6866
+1 781-894-2798
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Fascinating historical site

I'd never have expected a site like this in the middle of the suburban Boston area. House of early... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newton, Massachusetts
A trip into historic pleasure and relaxation.

This is a historic spot to visit in leisure, both meandering around the grounds and touring the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
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Gore Place is a 50-acre country estate in the city, a grand mansion steeped in history, a working farm, and an invaluable community resource. The Gores built their home in 1806. With the help of a Parisian architect, Rebecca planned the Federal-style mansion — a rare opportunity for a woman of the time. The Gores filled the house with locally made furniture and beautiful art, much of which remains in place today. Gore Place is located at 52 Gore St. in Waltham, just nine miles from the heart of Boston. The grounds are open to the public as a community resource. Tours: Monday through Friday on the hour at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm Saturdays on the hour at 12, 1, 2, and 3 pm Sundays: Closed
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2 weeks ago
“Fascinating historical site”
12 Sep 2016
“A trip into historic pleasure and relaxation.”
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52 Gore St, Waltham, MA 02453-6866
+1 781-894-2798
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd never have expected a site like this in the middle of the suburban Boston area. House of early 1800's landed gentry, a mini Downton Abby/Upstairs Downstairs feel.

Thank mitch708
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a historic spot to visit in leisure, both meandering around the grounds and touring the homestead itself. The tour guides are great ... knowledgeable and entertaining. The Gore Place is interesting in any season, as the grounds have exhibits of traditional seasonal activities,...More

Thank mizmarcia
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Touring the Gore Place is an extremely authentic, educational and rewarding experience. This is the actual home of our past governor Christopher Gore. I would recommend touring this museum or attending one of the many seasonal events. The summer brings concerts and the famous sheep...More

Thank n1rlo
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Had an excellent guided tour. Unlike some docents we have had, this one was extremely knowledgeable. Nice feature is a notebook in each room giving more detail on each of the furnishings. Very instructive.

Thank flyfishr
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Went during my lunch break to March book fair. It was the last day of the fair and they had moved it from the carriage house to the manor. Once I called I was told that. Man who let me into the mansion was nice...More

Thank Jasmine G
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Sheep sheering festival is fun as is snowshoeing. If there aren't any activities going it is a little dull.

Thank michelley711
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Great for a Christmas Tea with Santa. I enjoyed this event with my sister, daughter, and grandchildren. A lovely afternoon Tea with Santa. You are able to take pictures with Santa and listen to him read "The night before Christmas while children sit and gather...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 29 October 2015

No visit to Waltham is complete without a stroll around the grounds of Gore Place. It's a lovely, maintained place that will give you a strong sense of how the wealthy merchant class lives, back in the day... way, way, back. Don't miss the greenhouse...More

1  Thank Charles O
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Well, what can I say? I used to live here during the sixties, when my mom was curator, so I saw Gore Place grow into a spectacular restoration, in large part due to her initial efforts to publicize it.

Thank Suzymobile47
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a great family place for fun events. Former home of a previous Massachusetts governor. Mansion is modestly pretty. The grounds host special events such as sheep-shearing contests and other festivals. Good for urban children to learn about rural history.

2  Thank PuppyViolet
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