Venue Details

20 Star Starred
Gore Place
Between Richgrain and Lawndale 52 Gore Street Waltham, MA 02453
781-894-2798
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I would recommend bringing a flashlight. It's dark walking up to the mansion and also wear flat shoes.
Gore Place Evening Tours info Sep 23 2013 star this tip starred
luckyredtail
The weather was warm summer evening. I wore light clothes as it was warm in the house..
Gore Place Evening Tours dress Aug 26 2013 star this tip starred

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21 events
21 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 19 2013

Very interesting. Excellent guides. Lot's to see. Unfortunately the evening was extremely warm and the mansion is not air-conditioned. Regardless, I recommend the tour.

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attended Aug 12 2011

Very interesting event. A must see. The chance to go thru the mansion and learn more about the time and era when it was built.

We are going to go again when the tour shows how they lived without electric lights.

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attended Jul 15 2011

A group of 7 friends went for the tour and we will be back! Knowledgeable guides in Period Clothing.. Beautiful grounds and lovely setting made it a fun evening. Everyone had a fun time and can't wait for the next "Gore Place" event!

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Website

http://www.goreplace.org/tours-and-exhibits.htm

Description

Led by an expert guide, the tours offer a fascinating glimpse into the working life of early Americans, along with views of the sumptuously furnished rooms of the 1806 country seat of 7th Massachusetts Governor and U.S. Senator Christopher Gore and his wife Rebecca Amory Payne Gore. Though varied in theme, each tour includes views of the principal rooms of the mansion and offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of the Gores. Built in 1806, the mansion at Gore Place is considered by many to be the finest example of Federal period architecture in New England.

March 29, 2013: Living in the Dark 

Led by a guide in period clothing, the tour explores the theme of life before the electric light. Director of Public Programs Thom Roach asks visitors to imagine what it would be like to live by candles and oil lamps. According to Roach, “Visitors get to see and hear about lighting devices from beautiful Argand lamps to simple rushlights. Compared to today, lighting a home in Gore’s time was difficult and expensive.”

April 12, 2013: Evening Tour

Enjoy a guided, evening tour of the mansion including views of the Great Stairs, Great Hall, Withdrawing Room, Breakfast Room, Gentlemen’s Sitting Room, Servant, and Family Chambers. See what this beautiful house looks like at night!

May 10, 2013: Evening Tour

Enjoy a guided, evening tour of the mansion including views of the Great Stairs, Great Hall, Withdrawing Room, Breakfast Room, Gentlemen’s Sitting Room, Servant, and Family Chambers. See what this beautiful house looks like at night!

May 24, 2013: Full Moon Tour: What the Butler Said

Learn about the lives and work of the servants through the words of head-butler Robert Roberts, author of The House Servant’s Directory.

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.