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Gore Place, the Federal period, historic house and estate of Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore, includes a small farm with sheep, goats and poultry. The elegantly furnished mansion has been called “The Monticello of the North” and architectural historians consider it to be the most significant Federal Period mansion in New England.

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Happy Holiday! We will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. There will be a tour Friday evening at 7:30pm. To reserve, email

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS: Please note, Gore Place Museum, outbuildings, and all surrounding grounds and gardens are private property. The taking of photographs and/or video is regulated by Gore Place. All commercial and special photography must make prior arrangements with the office. Call (781) 894-2798 to coordinate available times and possible fees.

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



“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!


DONATIONS: At Gore Place, we are creating more connections to our community every day. Won't you help us? You can donate now through PayPal's secure checkout. Or, contact us directly at (781) 894-2798.

Gore Place is tax exempt under section
501[c][3] ID# 042104254

“My Farm at Waltham” The Gore Place App
Take a free, self-guided tour of the grounds using your smartphone!

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Gore Place receives
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Institute of Museum
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Gore Place has received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

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Gore Place receives
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Foundation for MetroWest


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Gore Place receives organizational support from The Massachusetts
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“Gore Place Society's mission is to preserve and promote the 1806 estate of Christopher and Rebecca Gore as a unique educational resource to inspire an appreciation of early 19th century America.”

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52 Gore Street
Waltham Massachusetts 02453-6866
voice: (781) 894-2798 • fax: (781) 894-5745 • E-mail:
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Gore Place is an historic house of the Federal period.