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Gore Place
Between Richgrain and Lawndale 52 Gore Street Waltham, MA 02453
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2 events
1 review
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I would recommend bringing a flashlight. It's dark walking up to the mansion and also wear flat shoes.
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3 events
1 review
4 stars
The weather was warm summer evening. I wore light clothes as it was warm in the house..
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"Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Macabre"
12 ratings
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RStevens Red Velvet
97 events
73 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 11 2014

It is an unusual experience. I recommend attending this event f you are looking for something different, you like Edgar Allen Poe, and you live in the MW area. The fee is reasonable and you don't have to pay for parking as you would for a...

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113 events
6 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 12 2013

An actor pretends to be Poe. He reads Poe's stories, shares anecdotes and history, and answers questions as Poe. Fun & interesting event. Also, the location (Gore Place--a beautiful historic mansion) was a great spot for this event.

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26 events
14 reviews
13 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

He was so good that it was scary. You were actually talking to Poe. He did an excellent job on the readings.

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Waltham native and independent scholar Rob Velella has made it his stated goal to “…do nothing less than bring 19th-century writers back from the dead.” Using first-person, in-character interpretation, Rob portrays the young Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne and, of course, Edgar A. Poe.

With its lofty ceiling, marble floors and beautiful decor, the Great Hall of the 1806 Gore mansion will provide the perfect setting for these spooky tales. What better way to spend a winter’s eve?

This event is recommended for those ages 16 and older.

About the Ticket Supplier: Gore Place

Gore Place Society’s mission is to preserve and promote the 1806 estate of Christopher and Rebecca Gore as a unique educational resource to inspire an appreciation of early 19th-century America.