The Carriage House was built on the Gore Place grounds around 1793. It stands as a fine example of classically inspired architecture.
Around the time when the Gores built their first home on the property (later replaced by the mansion that stands today), they had this outbuilding constructed to house horse-drawn carriages and wagons.
The Carriage House was extensively renovated in the late 19th century — perhaps in response to changes in farming technology. Later, the building survived a significant fire.
In 1965, the Carriage House was moved so that the City of Waltham could widen Gore Street. Unfortunately, the new location was a low, damp spot on the landscape.
So, in 2014, the Carriage House was moved again, this time to the site where it stood in the early 1800s. (The 260-foot-move took five days of preparation but only 20 minutes of moving!) At the same time, the historic building was comprehensively restored.
Private Events in the Carriage House
The newly restored 1793 Carriage House is a historic setting for your event. It offers a rustic feel with wooden floors and authentic horse stalls, and also has the modern amenities you don’t want to live without.