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 1:00 pm
Saturdays at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm

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 to 12, members free.

Warm and Cozy Exhibit at Gore Place
Now through February, Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
The need to keep warm is universal and the means to do so changes with the advance of technology.  Now through the end of February, visitors to Gore Place can compare modern objects that keep us warm and cozy to their period counterparts from the 1800s. From foot warmers to plate warmers to a quilted cape, the exhibit Warm and Cozy is full of things that kept us warm in an earlier time. Warm and Cozy may be seen as part of the mansion tours offered Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children, and free for members.

The "Warm and Cozy" Tour of Gore Place
Friday, February 6 and 20, 7:30 p.m.
How did the Gores keep warm in 1816? Find out on this fun tour of the Gore mansion. Along the way, you'll see the main rooms for entertaining as well as the private, second-floor chambers and servant's quarters. See why the mansion at Gore Place has been called, "The Monticello of the North." Order now!

The "What's Wrong with This Picture?" Tour of Gore Place
Friday, March 6 and 20; and April 3 and 17, 7:30 p.m.
When were salt shakers invented? Are photographs appropriate in a 1816 mansion? Take this fun tour and see if you can spot the things that are out of place. Along the way, you'll view the main rooms for entertaining as well as the private, second-floor chambers of the house. See why the mansion has been called, "The Monticello of the North."Admission is $15 for adults, $10 members and ages 5 to 12. Order now!

“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!

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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