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.

Wednesday, October 22, 10am
A Spirited Preschool Storytime at Gore Place for Halloween
Join us for a special morning of Halloween fun in the Mansion. Wear your costume and hear silly stories, go on an outdoor pumpkin hunt, then make a monster to take home. Maximum 10 children. $10 per child. Members and accompanying adults free. Sign-up today! To reserve, email: $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 Susan at or call (781) 894-2798.

Friday, October 24, 7pm and 8:15 pm (also Oct 31)
Frightful Friday, Ghost Stories
$15, $10 members and ages 12 and under

Sunday, October 26, 2 to 4pm
Halloween Wagon Rides
Take a wagon ride, hear fun music, listen to a Halloween story, and help make a scarecrow at the annual Halloween Wagon Rides. This event is just right for kids up to about 8 years old. Admission is $5 all ages. Members free. No reservations necessary.

Friday, October 31, 7pm and 8:15 pm
Frightful Friday, Ghost Stories
$15, $10 members and ages 12 and under

Sunday, November 2, 12 to 2pm
Morning at the Mansions
free tour of ground-floor

Wednesday, November 5, 10am
Preschool Activity: All About Fall

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