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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.

You can have a lovely meal while supporting Gore Place!
Every Tuesday in September go to Not your Average Joes in Watertown,
mention Gore Place to your server and 15% of your tab will be donated to Gore Place! Excludes alcohol, tax and gratuity. Just print this coupon and present it to your server.

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Music at Gore Place
Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm, classical guitarist Santiago Diaz returns to Gore Place for a concert of classical and romantic music. tickets available online or by calling (781) 894-2798 or emailing .

Fall Festival is Almost Here!
Join us for the first annual Fall Festival, Sunday Sept 28 from 11 to 4pm.

Plan for the Landscape at Gore Place
Archaeology and the Carriage House move are first steps in the development of the landscape at Gore Place.
In recent years, Gore Place has developed an Invasive Species Plan and a Tree Care Policy. Now, we are working on a Tree Planting Plan for the estate. Using various source materials, Chairman of the Landscape Committee and landscape architect Rick Lamb has created a list of varieties that would have been available to the Gores (see the list). More varieties may be added to this list. Please, stay tuned for updates.

“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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Gore Place has received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

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Gore Place receives
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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
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Gore Place is an historic house of the Federal period.