Take a trip back in time this Fourth of July to the revolutionary era, by exploring the 1806 mansion once owned by Massachusetts Governor and U.S. Senator Christopher Gore, and hearing some of the true stories behind America's birth. These special Independence Week guided tours lead you through this magnificent period home with views of the grand circular staircase, the Great Hall, the Withdrawing Room, the Library, as well as the second-floor Chambers and Billiard Room -- giving you a real feel for what everyday life was like when the nation was just starting out. Considered by historians to be the most significant Federal mansion in New England, the home was also the site of some fascinating discussions regarding how the young country could survive.
* Additional fees apply.