Gore Place

Gore Place 1806 Federal-style mansion house museum, 50 acre estate, sheep farm. Grounds open dawn to dusk year round. Tour info: https://goreplace.org/visit/guided-tours/ Office hours/shop hours are 9am-3pm Monday-Friday and 12-3pm on Saturday.
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Welcome to the Gore Place page. Gore Place is the Federal period estate of Rebecca and Christopher Gore. The estate includes the beautiful 1806 Mansion, a 1793 Carriage House and a farm with period breeds of sheep and chickens. Gore Place is the site of the popular annual Sheepshearing Festival, hosts concerts, holiday teas and family events. The grounds are open to the public year-round, and tours are available Monday through Saturday and selected Friday evenings.

Many thanks to all who attended our Handmade for the Holidays Shopping Party and the wonderful makers who participated! ...
11/22/2019

Many thanks to all who attended our Handmade for the Holidays Shopping Party and the wonderful makers who participated! Our event was a great success!

Did you miss out? The Gore Place Holiday Boutique is open throughout the season: M-F 10-3, Sat 12-3, located in the mansion. Just ring the doorbell.

Gore Place's cover photo
11/22/2019

Gore Place's cover photo

Doors are open! Hope to see you at Handmade for the Holidays Shopping Party!
11/21/2019

Doors are open! Hope to see you at Handmade for the Holidays Shopping Party!

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and cold to shop last night!Missed out yesterday? Tonight's your last chance to s...
11/21/2019

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and cold to shop last night!

Missed out yesterday? Tonight's your last chance to shop directly from our makers. Doors open at 5.

Doors are open! Hope to see you for Handmade for the Holidays! 5-8pm
11/20/2019

Doors are open! Hope to see you for Handmade for the Holidays! 5-8pm

11/20/2019

Today's the (first) day!

Join us this evening or tomorrow evening for our Handmade for the Holidays Shopping Party! The party is 5-8pm.

We'll have makers throughout the first floor of the mansion selling directly as well as our Holiday Boutique.

Can't wait to kick off the holiday season with our community!

It's #WorldToiletDay. Did you know that the Gores had 3 water closets in 1806? The nightstand commode in their bedroom w...
11/19/2019

It's #WorldToiletDay. Did you know that the Gores had 3 water closets in 1806? The nightstand commode in their bedroom was another option, and it is perennially popular with field trips.

11/19/2019

There will be no tours of the mansion 11/20 and 11/21.

11/18/2019

Only the Santa Tea on 12/15 at 3:30pm has seats left. The other 3 Santa Teas are full.

It's almost time for our holiday decorations to go up. Here's a peak at last year's decor.
11/18/2019

It's almost time for our holiday decorations to go up. Here's a peak at last year's decor.

Our Dining Parlor usually looks like this. But for the next few weeks, much of the furniture in many of our 1st floor ro...
11/14/2019

Our Dining Parlor usually looks like this. But for the next few weeks, much of the furniture in many of our 1st floor rooms will be removed for holiday events. Soon, our holiday decorations will go up across the house.

Photo: Eric Workman - TMP Images

11/14/2019

Next week! Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support local makers as well as Gore Place.

Our Handmade for the Holidays Shopping Party is Wednesday and Thursday 5-8pm. We'll have 20 makers who you can shop from directly in addition to our fully stocked Holiday Boutique.

The Boutique will be open M-F 10-3, Sat 12-3 (except 12/14) for the holiday season. We'll be open 12-3 for #SmallBusinessSaturday as well.

Check the event page for a list of makers and who is stocked in the Boutique.

11/13/2019

Please note that the Great Hall and Withdrawing Room will not be on the tour today and tomorrow due to an event.

With this cold snap making it feel like January, here's a throwback to just 2 weeks ago when it was milder and more colo...
11/13/2019

With this cold snap making it feel like January, here's a throwback to just 2 weeks ago when it was milder and more colorful. Thanks to Eric Workman-TMP Images for these great photos!

11/13/2019

Hope to see you this Friday evening for our Moonlight Tour at 7:30 pm.

Hopefully we won't need our sleigh later today!
11/12/2019

Hopefully we won't need our sleigh later today!

11/12/2019

Tonight! Join us in the Carriage House to hear Ceol Corvus: Carriage House Concerts at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7.

11/11/2019

Happy Veterans Day!

Did you know that Christopher Gore served as a clerk in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War?

11/11/2019

We are open for tours today.

#FlashbackFriday: our Leicester Longwools were enjoying the North Pasture and sunshine this time last year.
11/08/2019

#FlashbackFriday: our Leicester Longwools were enjoying the North Pasture and sunshine this time last year.

Gore Place's cover photo
11/08/2019

Gore Place's cover photo

With the weather getting chilly, would you prefer a bed warmer or a portable foot warmer?
11/07/2019

With the weather getting chilly, would you prefer a bed warmer or a portable foot warmer?

You know winter is coming when the tent comes down for the season.
11/07/2019

You know winter is coming when the tent comes down for the season.

Sunrise on the farm is always a lovely sight.
11/06/2019

Sunrise on the farm is always a lovely sight.

Making holiday plans? We've put all of our wintry holiday events together in one spot on our website.
11/06/2019
Holidays at Gore Place - Gore Place

Making holiday plans? We've put all of our wintry holiday events together in one spot on our website.

Handmade For The Holidays Shopping Party Wednesday, November 20, and Thursday, November 21, 5-8pm Have first access to our holiday pop-up shop “Handmade for the Holidays”. Sip, nibble, and cross off everyone on your holiday list. Join us in our 1806 mansion designed by Rebecca Gore and 1793 Carr...

11/05/2019

Making Thanksgiving plans? Our Moonlight Tour on Black Friday is always a popular event for out-of-town guests.

11/04/2019

***PLEASE NOTE:
TOURS WILL ONLY RUN AT
12, 1, AND 2 ON 11/5***

A week from tomorrow! Join us to listen to Cool Corvus in the (fully modernized and heated) Carriage House.
11/04/2019
Ceol Corvus - Gore Place

A week from tomorrow! Join us to listen to Cool Corvus in the (fully modernized and heated) Carriage House.

This trio of Boston-area musicians play traditional Irish tunes and songs on a somewhat unlikely, yet pleasing combination of instruments (bouzouki, guitar, concertina). Theirs is the sound of the traditional Irish music session. Something they are well-acquainted with! Check them out on Facebook ht...

Happy Halloween! We have mythical beasts and spooky creatures throughout the collection.1.) 2 winged griffins on a firep...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween! We have mythical beasts and spooky creatures throughout the collection.

1.) 2 winged griffins on a fireplace
2.) spooky silhouettes on a wallpaper installed after the Gores
3.) a hippocampus on a mirror in the Withdrawing Room

It's almost Halloween, so we're highlighting some spooky items in the collection.Silhouettes are a little spooky, especi...
10/30/2019

It's almost Halloween, so we're highlighting some spooky items in the collection.

Silhouettes are a little spooky, especially if they're doing unusual things.

This teacup is a small white porcelain mug, decorated with gold bands around the rim and base, three gold palmettes on the handle, and a series of black transfer-printed vignettes of small figures around the inside rim and the exterior of the body.

The vignettes include a child with a pull toy, a lady on a balking mule, a man stealing a chicken, and others. It is in style it is very similar to some wallpaper that was installed at Gore Place after the Gores’ time in the home.

The cup may have been used by a child, as it is small in size. We believe it was made in England around 1830-1840.

It's #NationalCatDay! Don't you just want to boop these Victorian doorstoppers?
10/29/2019

It's #NationalCatDay! Don't you just want to boop these Victorian doorstoppers?

10/29/2019

Join us on 11/12 for Ceol Corvus: Carriage House Concerts. Bring a friend, and listen to Irish music in the restored 1793 Carriage House.

Fiske Center for Archaeological Research used their Ground Penetrating Radar unit on Friday to continue their research o...
10/28/2019

Fiske Center for Archaeological Research used their Ground Penetrating Radar unit on Friday to continue their research on the Gore garden.

Photo credit: Dr. John Steinberg, Fiske Center for Archaeological Research

Why are there a ton of flags on the North Lawn?Fiske Center for Archaeological Research is here investigating the garden...
10/24/2019

Why are there a ton of flags on the North Lawn?

Fiske Center for Archaeological Research is here investigating the garden under the Lyman Garden. They’re marking a grid before using a variety of equipment to map the area.

Many thanks to our Memory Project participants and those who attended the reception yesterday!This program will return i...
10/23/2019

Many thanks to our Memory Project participants and those who attended the reception yesterday!

This program will return in 2020, so stay tuned for updates.

It's #MusMeme day! Enjoy!
10/23/2019

It's #MusMeme day! Enjoy!

There are only a handful of seats left for the 12/15 1pm Santa Tea already!Book your tickets for this family-favorite tr...
10/23/2019
Holidays at Gore Place - Gore Place

There are only a handful of seats left for the 12/15 1pm Santa Tea already!

Book your tickets for this family-favorite tradition soon.

HANDMADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS SHOPPING PARTY Wednesday, November 20, and Thursday, November 21, 5-8pm Have first access to our holiday pop-up shop “Handmade for the Holidays”. Sip, nibble, and cross off everyone on your holiday list. Join us in our 1806 mansion designed by Rebecca Gore and 1793 Carr...

10/22/2019

See you this afternoon for our Public Reception for the Gore Place Memory Project! All are welcome!

Our final Frightful Friday tours of the season are this Friday at 7 and 8:15pm. These WILL sell out so buy your tickets ...
10/22/2019
Frightful Fridays - Gore Place

Our final Frightful Friday tours of the season are this Friday at 7 and 8:15pm. These WILL sell out so buy your tickets now.

OCTOBER 18 @ 7:00 and 8:15pm SOLDOUT! October 11, 18, and 25 at 7 and 8:15pm October is the perfect time for creepy stories in an old mansion. During Frightful Fridays you’ll get to see the beautiful rooms in this 1806 mansion stopping along the way to hear spooky tales. Tickets are $20 general, $...

Andrew Penziner of Motivity Video was here filming exterior and landscape shots. Though it looks like a jet pack, he’s w...
10/21/2019

Andrew Penziner of Motivity Video was here filming exterior and landscape shots. Though it looks like a jet pack, he’s wearing a gimbal to have a steady shot as he moves. Pretty cool!

10/21/2019

We hope you can join us tomorrow for our Public Reception for the Gore Place Memory Project. See what our first class participating in the Memory Project have created and hear the stories behind their art.

Address

52 Gore St
Waltham, MA
02453

70 or 70A bus from Waltham or Central Square, Cambridge.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday 12:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(781) 894-2798

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