Kids and Family Events at Gore Place

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Take a Walk
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm and
Saturdays from 12:00 to 3:00 pm (must reserve by 2:00 pm on Sat.)

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! One-hour backpack rental is $5.

Snowshoe Rentals (when grounds are snow-covered)
Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm.

One hour rental is $5 up to age 16, $8 age 16 and older.
Reservations for groups of 10 or more only. To reserve, email



Preschool Story Time: Hats, Hats & More Hats!
Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m.
We all wear hats – and not just on snowy days!  Join us for stories about all kinds of hats, play a game, and make an awesome paper hat on Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00am. Everyone, adults and kids, should come wearing a favorite hat.  Ages 3 and 4 with an adult. $10 per child. Free for members at Family level and above. Reservations are required by March 3. Maximum 10 children.  For information, email or call (781) 894-2798.

52 Gore Street
Waltham Massachusetts 02453-6866
voice: (781) 894-2798 • fax: (781) 894-5745 • E-mail:
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Gore Place is an historic house of the Federal period.