Kids and Family Events at Gore Place

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Monday through Friday 10am-3pm and
Saturdays from 12 to 3pm (must reserve by 2pm on Sat.)

Take a Walk
One-hour backpack rental, $5
Explore the open spaces and hidden places on 48 acres of land. Children and their accompanying adults can rent activity backpacks and take a self-guided tour of the farm and grounds. Each backpack contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, and seasonal activities appropriate for children ages 3-8. Special backpack topics, such as Archaeology, Raised Garden Beds, and Architecture are also available, seasonally, for elementary school-aged children. Call Gore Place to inquire about availability of special backpacks. Currently, the Take A Walk activity is winter related. Free parking. Just ring the bell at the Mansion to get your backpack and begin your adventure!

Wednesday, July 23, 10am
Toddler Time on the Farm
2 year-olds and their accompanying adults will join in on stories, songs, farm chores and visiting the animals.  Be prepared to be outside. $10 per child/adult pair. Gore Place Family members free. Each child must be accompanied by an adult and be 2 years old by July 23. No older siblings please. Maximum 10 children. Reservations required by Tuesday, July 22. To reserve, email Susan at or call 781-894-2798.

Wednesday, July 30, 10am
Preschool Storytime: Oink! Oink!
“The 3 Big Pigs” at the Gore Place farm will be the center of attention at the Preschool Storytime in July. We will read stories about pigs, feed the pigs and do a pig-related craft activity. Ages 3 and 4 with an adult, $10 per child, free for members at Family level and above. Reservations are required by July 29. Maximum 10 children. To reserve, email or call (781) 894-2798.

Friday, September 19, 7:30pm
Talk Like A Pirate Day
This tour offers views of the beautiful 1806 mansion. the special theme is Pirates! Hear stories of pirates in the early 19th century and Christopher Gore's connection to one of the most notorious of New England's pirates!
$15, $10 members and ages 5 to 12


52 Gore Street
Waltham Massachusetts 02453-6866
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Gore Place is an historic house of the Federal period.