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
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.

Monday, October 13, 10am to 2pm
Columbus Day Game; What's Wrong with This Picture?
Does money grow on trees? Do sheep use office chairs? Can lollipops sprout from a garden bed? Take a walk at the Gore Place estate and answer the question, “What’s wrong with this picture?” Unusual objects will be hidden in places they just shouldn’t be. Some objects will be easy to spot, and others will require a closer look. You will earn points for the number of unusual objects you can spy, and will be awarded a prize at the end! Admission is just $5 per group. No reservations necessary.

Saturday, October 18, 10am to 12noon
Take A Walk to Archaeology
Celebrate International Archaeology Day with an instructor-led morning of excavation and digging as part of the Archaeology Take a Walk bags. Appropriate for age 3 to 8. $5 per backpack. Activity lasts approx. one hour.

Wednesday, October 22, 10am
Preschool Storytime at Gore Place: Halloween
Join us for stories, songs, and crafts all about Halloween! $10 per child, ages 3 and 4 with an adult, free for members at Family level and above. Tickets must be reserved by October 21. To reserve, contact Natalie at or call (781) 894-2798 ext. 18.

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