Tours and Exhibits

All tours are appropriate for ages 6 and up. For a list of tours designed specifically for families, please visit the Kids and Family Events page .

DAYTIME MANSION TOURS
Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm
Saturdays at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of the mansion including views of the Great Stairs, Great Hall, Withdrawing Room, Breakfast Room, Billiard Room, Gentlemen's Sitting Room, Servant, and Family Chambers. $12, $6 ages 5 to 12, members free.

PLEASE NOTE: The museum will be closed on Tuesday, January 27 due to the storm. There will not be a tour of the mansion or snowshoe rentals on Tuesday. Please, check our outgoing message for updates on Wednesday opening:
(781) 894-2798.

Warm and Cozy Exhibit at Gore Place
Now through February, Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
The need to keep warm is universal and the means to do so changes with the advance of technology.  Now through the end of February, visitors to Gore Place can compare modern objects that keep us warm and cozy to their period counterparts from the 1800s. From foot warmers to plate warmers to a quilted cape, the exhibit Warm and Cozy is full of things that kept us warm in an earlier time. Warm and Cozy may be seen as part of the mansion tours offered Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children, and free for members.

Evening Tour of the 1806 Gore Mansion
Friday, January 16, 7:30 p.m.
Join a tour of the Gore mansion. With marble floors, oval parlors and a spectacular spiral staircase, the 1806 mansion is an outstanding example of Federal Period architecture. Admission in $15, $10 members and ages 5-12.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tour
Monday, January 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Join a tour the mansion with a focus on author, abolitionist, and butler to the Gores Robert Roberts. The tour includes views of the Great Stairs, Dining Parlor, Withdrawing Room, Great Hall, and Butler's Chamber. Tours are ongoing and last approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Admission is $5 per person. Gore Place members admitted free of charge. No reservations necessary.

Full Moon Tour: warm and cozy
Friday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.
The need to keep warm is universal and the means to do so change with advances in technology.  Learn how the Gores kept warm on this guided tour of the 1806 mansion. You'll hear about the central heating system (the first in America) and the many techniques and devices used to keep warm in the early 1800s. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 members and ages 5 to 12. Order now!

Evening Tour of the 1806 Gore Mansion
Friday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.
Join a tour of the Gore mansion. With marble floors, oval parlors and a spectacular spiral staircase, the 1806 mansion is an outstanding example of Federal Period architecture. Admission in $15, $10 members and ages 5-12.

“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!

Directions: Gore Place is located at 52 Gore Street in Waltham, Massachusetts just off Route 20. From I-90 (Mass Pike) take exit 17 to Watertown Square. Turn left onto Route 20 (Main Street). Travel 1~1/4 miles to Gore Street. From Route 128/I-95 exit 26 to Route 20 east (Main Street) 3~1/2 miles to Gore Street.

By Public Transportation: Gore Place is accessible by public transportation via the MBTA 70 and 70A bus Warren Street Stop.

 


 
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