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Gore Place, Waltham

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Historic Site Landmark
Welcome to the Gore Place Facebook 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.
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  • I'd never have expected a site like this in the middle of the suburban Boston area. House of early 1800's landed gentry, a mini Downton Abby/Upstairs Downstairs feel.  more »
  • This is a historic spot to visit in leisure, both meandering around the grounds and touring the homestead itself. The tour guides are great ... knowledgeable and entertaining. The Gore Place is intere...  more »
  • Touring the Gore Place is an extremely authentic, educational and rewarding experience. This is the actual home of our past governor Christopher Gore. I would recommend touring this museum or attendin...  more »
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  • The best historical home I've visited in New England so far. It's the oldest, most authentic, most interesting architecturally -- and they're constantly striving to improve the historical accuracy of the property. I can't wait to go back when they uncover the nation's first indoor toilet. (Really) Or when they install plexiglass to the heaters in the basement which vented into the laundry room. Our docent was the most knowledgeable and gave us a thorough your well worth the money.
  • I had a very interesting experience doing the tour. Learned a lot about candles and other things (like snooker). There's a lot of history here and the tour guide was awesome!
  • Went here for the 30th annual sheep shearing festival and it was amazing! The girlfriend and I will definitely be going back for a while tour! Who knew Watertown/Waltham MA had such history!
  • It was a cute, rustic experience. It would be great for a party
  • A historic and neat museum of sorts. The main house at Gore Place is able to be experienced via a guided tour. Many interesting rooms, great architecture and a huge area of land to meander about on. The tour is quick (under 1 hours) so while it is not a full day trip, it is worthy of seeing. The location is easily accessible via an MBTA bus route that drops you off about a 5 minute walk from the house.