Tot Time at the Nature Playscape

Wednesdays, November 8 and December 13 @ 10 am

Tot Time at the Nature Playscape at Gore Place: outdoor fun for kids 1.5-6 years in our Grove.  Explore nature with rocks, sticks, water, and more. Provocations to explore different elements of nature are open-ended and allow children to do as little or as much of an activity as they like. There will be a different focus each month with new activities. Please dress children in pants and closed-toe shoes.

Children age 1.5 -6 years, with an adult. $10 per child. $5 for Family Level Members. Reservations are required. No older siblings please.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Tuesday, November 21, 7-8:30 pm

In this workshop, Scott Clarke, a noted gardener and floral designer, will help you create a Thanksgiving centerpiece to adorn your dinner table. Learn how to prepare flowers for arranging, the art of creating a compelling design, and tips for extending the longevity of your creation. All materials will be provided including fresh flowers, grasses, and seasonal elements. No experience needed. $80 per person, $60 for members. Advance tickets required by November 16. Space is limited to 25 participants.

BUY TICKETS NOW

Moonlight Tour – “At Home with the Gores”

Friday, November 24 @ 7:30pm

What was life like on a big country estate in the early 1800s? Take a moonlight tour at Gore Place and find out! We’ll see the 1793 carriage house, walk the grounds, and tour the 1806 mansion, one of the few early homes designed by a woman. $15, $10 members and ages 5-12. Advanced tickets suggested.

BUY TICKETS NOW

Daytime Mansion Tours

Ongoing on the hour, Monday-Friday 10 am-2 pm and Saturdays 12-3 pm from Monday 12/4 to 12/30, except 12/16.

$12 adults, $6 children, free for EBT card holders (2 adults, 2 kids), free for U.S. military veterans, active duty, reservists

Includes Exhibit: “Celebrate the Season at Gore Place!” including decorations throughout the mansion with costumes on the second floor.

Handmade for the Holidays Shopping Party

Thursday, November 30, 6:30-9 pm

Free

Have first access to our holiday pop-up shop “Handmade for the Holidays”. Sip, nibble, and cross off everyone on your holiday list. The curated shop items are handmade/designed by artists from all over the United States. Everything from linens to jams to ceramics. More information here: Handmade for the Holidays Shopping Party

Snowshoe rentals (Snow permitting)

Ongoing Monday-Friday 10 am-2 pm and Saturdays 12-3 pm snow permitting, except 12/16

$12 adults, $5 children, free for members

Bundle up and enjoy the snow this winter! Snowshoes are available for children and adults to rent from the Carriage House when the grounds are snow-covered.

Take-a-Walk backpack rentals

Ongoing Monday-Friday 10 am-3 pm and Saturdays 12-3 pm (12/1 start), except 12/16

$5 per family, free for members

Appropriate for ages 3-7. With a Take a Walk backpack children and their accompanying adults can explore the open spaces and hidden places of the 50 acre estate.  Backpacks contain activities, a magnifying glass and binoculars. Come into the Carriage House to get your backpack and begin your adventure!

Handmade for the Holidays Pop-Up Shop

Ongoing from 12/1-12/30

The curated shop items are handmade/designed by artists from all over the United States. Everything from linens to jams to ceramics.

A December Evening Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 6, 6-9 pm

$150 members, $175 non-members

Make your plans now to attend the most beautiful holiday party in Boston! This year’s party, in the elegantly decorated 1806 Gore mansion, features fabulous hors d’oeuvre, music, and a holiday boutique of American made crafts and gifts. Stroll through 21 period furnished rooms with the largest collection of early 19th c. Boston-made furniture in its historic setting and hear the stories of the time. This is truly a memorable experience!

Santa Teas

Saturday, December 16 at 10 am, 1 pm and Sunday, December 17 at 1 pm and 3:30 pm

$35/pp early bird and member rate; $40/pp after Thanksgiving

Guests enjoy a 3-tiered tea with scones, sandwiches, and sweets in the beautiful 1793 carriage house, children do a holiday craft activity, families take photos in front of the tree, and everyone joins Santa for songs and stories. Seating is family style at tables up to 8. Tickets must be purchased at least one week prior to tea date. 

BUY TICKETS NOW

Holiday Tea in the 1806 Mansion

Saturday, December 16 at 4 pm

$35/pp early bird and member rate; $40/pp after Thanksgiving

Adults and older children enjoy a 3-tiered tea including scones, sandwiches, and sweets in the 1806 mansion followed by a viewing of the principal rooms of this beautiful 19th century home. Seating is family style at tables up to 8. Tickets must be purchased at least one week prior to tea date. 

BUY TICKETS NOW

“Music for the Holly Days” Annual Concert (Moody Street String Band)

Wednesday, December 20 at 7:30 pm

$15/pp members, $18/pp non-members

Enjoy traditional Celtic and holiday music by The Moody Street String Band in the beautifully restored 1793 Carriage House at Gore Place. Advance tickets suggested.

BUY TICKETS NOW