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.

Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14
and Saturday, December 20
Santa Tea
Children and adults will enjoy a traditional tea of scones, sandwiches, and sweets, do a crafts activity, and have a visit from Santa with songs and stories. Tickets are $35 per person all ages, $30 members. Tickets must be purchased at least one week prior to your tea. Times and details .

Wednesday, December 17, 10:00 am
Preschool Story Time: snowflakes and snowmen
It’s cold outside, but in the Gore Place mansion it’s warm and cozy for Preschool Storytime.  See the holiday decorations throughout the house, hear stories about snowmen and winter fun, and do a craft activity to take home. Ages 3 and 4 with an adult. $10 per child. Free for members at Family level and above. Reservations are required by December 16. 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.