Kids and Family Events at Gore Place

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Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm and
Saturdays from 12:00 to 3:00 pm (must reserve by 2:00 pm on Sat.)

Take a Walk
Explore the open spaces and hidden places on 48 acres of land. Children and their accompanying adults can rent activity backpacks and take a self-guided tour of the farm and grounds. Each backpack contains binoculars, a magnifying glass, and seasonal activities appropriate for children ages 3-8. Special backpack topics, such as Archaeology, Raised Garden Beds, and Architecture are also available, seasonally, for elementary school-aged children. Call Gore Place to inquire about availability of special backpacks. Currently, the Take A Walk activity is winter related. Free parking. Just ring the bell at the Mansion to get your backpack and begin your adventure! One-hour backpack rental is $5.

Snowshoe Rentals (when grounds are snow-covered)
Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm.

One hour rental is $5 up to age 16, $8 age 16 and older.
Reservations for groups of 10 or more only. To reserve, email




Preschool Story Time: Animal Tracks
Footprints in the mud or snow can often be a clue to who was there before us and where they were heading. On Wednesday, February 4 at 10:00 am children age 3 and 4 with an adult will investigate the different shapes and sizes of footprints that animals leave behind and what they can tell us about how they move. We will read books in the mansion about animal tracking and will even make human tracks. Afterwards, we will head outside to look for signs of animals who have recently visited Gore Place! $10 per child. Free for members at Family Level and above. Reservations are required by February 3. Maximum 10 children. For information, email or call (781) 894-2798.

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.