Tours and Exhibits

All tours are appropriate for ages 6 and up. For a list of tours designed specifically for families, please visit the Kids and Family Events page .

DAYTIME MANSION TOURS
Monday through Friday at 1pm
Saturdays at 12, 1, 2 and 3pm
Enjoy a guided tour of the mansion including views of the Great Stairs, Great Hall, Withdrawing Room, Breakfast Room, Billiard Room, Gentlemen's Sitting Room, Servant, and Family Chambers. $12, $6 ages 5-12, members free.

Please note: the mansion tours are not available on the following holidays: New Year's Day, July 4th (Independence Day), Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

“My Farm at Waltham”: The Gore Place App
The Gore Place app is an engaging self-guided tour of the grounds that shares the story of the landscape and farming in early New England. Walk around the 45 acres of Gore Place to take the tour in person and imagine the land called “My Farm at Waltham” as it once was 200 years ago, or take it as a virtual tour from anywhere in the world!

 

Friday, October 31, 7:00 and 8:15pm
Frightful Friday, Ghost Stories in the Mansion
Play Ghost Trivia, hear ghost stories, and see the major rooms of the beautiful 1806 Gore mansion. Admission is $15, $10 members and ages 12 and under. Call to reserve (781) 894-2798 ext. 12 or buy online at frightful-fridays.brownpapertickets.com

Morning at the Mansions
Sunday, November 2, 12 to 2pm
Take a free tour of the ground-floor of the mansion and explore a hands-on model of this beautiful 1806 house. This event is a collaboration with the Lyman Estate and Stonehurst, both beautiful historic houses in Waltham.
Admission and parking are free. No reservations necessary.

Full Moon Tour: Living in the Dark
Friday, November 7, 7:30pm
Learn what it was like to live before the electric light. You'll follow a guide in period costume and hear stories of lighting in the time of the Gores.
Admission is $15, $10 members and ages 5-12

Friday, November 28, 7:30pm
Entertaining in the Early 19th Century
Learn how people entertained for the holidays in the early 19th century. Christopher and Rebecca Gore were sophisticated Bostonians. Their country estate in Waltham was designed for entertaining at the highest level. This is a great place to take friends and family following Thanksgiving. Admission is $15, $10 members and children ages 5-12. To reserve, email events@goreplace.org . Admission is
$15, $10 members and ages 5 to 12.

Directions: Gore Place is located at 52 Gore Street in Waltham, Massachusetts just off Route 20. From I-90 (Mass Pike) take exit 17 to Watertown Square. Turn left onto Route 20 (Main Street). Travel 1~1/4 miles to Gore Street. From Route 128/I-95 exit 26 to Route 20 east (Main Street) 3~1/2 miles to Gore Street.

By Public Transportation: Gore Place is accessible by public transportation via the MBTA 70 and 70A bus Warren Street Stop.

 


 
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