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Gore Place

52 Gore St, Waltham, MA 02453-6866
+1 781-894-2798
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Gore Place: hidden jewel in Waltham: fine Federal mansion

We took a guided tour of this very well maintained and surprisingly grand Federal mansion, formerly... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
LocalBluestocking
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Weston, Massachusetts
Independence or loyalty to the crown?

A beautifully preserved country estate where you can experience American life as it was in the... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Vincent V
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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52 Gore St, Waltham, MA 02453-6866
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We took a guided tour of this very well maintained and surprisingly grand Federal mansion, formerly the country house of an early Massachusetts governor and his wife. The guide was interesting and knowledgeable and we enjoyed her insights. Lots of intact original material like wallpaper...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

A beautifully preserved country estate where you can experience American life as it was in the early 19th century.

Thank Vincent V
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I went here over the summer with friends. Last visit was probably 20 years ago. Well worth a new or revisit. Allot of new restoration. New rooms opened. Barn with coaches from the family on display. New floor opened and kitchen about to have more...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Beautiful Estate with a hugh home and lots of land with a small farm area. Have been to lots of different functions - attractions (Vietnam War Moving Wall, Sheep shearing, many festivals, Circus Smircus, etc.). Worth a visit to check it out and see what...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Gore Place in Waltham Ma. Is a lovely venue for an celebration, grounds are beautiful and on Thursdays in July there are free movies shown at dusk on the lawn. Also great strolling thru the Greenhouse. A must see

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Gore Place was the site of an outdoor wedding that we attended recently. The staff were real friendly and accommodating. The ceremony was held outside near some big trees. There was a happy hour inside the "barn" and the main wedding party was held under...More

Thank eddyd263
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

I didn't know about Gore Place, until I did a search for What to do in Waltham. This is one of the items that showed up and it was a pleasant trip. The guide (Ana) gave me a nice overview of this history of the...More

Thank LadyAbby35
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

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
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Reviewed 12 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
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Reviewed 25 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
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