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Site work begins at Eustis Estate

April 12, 2016

Eustis Estate

Historic New England recently began site work to transform the 1878 William Ellery Channing Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts, into a historic house museum and study center.

We are working to

  • restore the house’s decorative interior finishes
  • make all public spaces in the museum accessible
  • transform the property's garage into a visitor centerEustis Estate Gatehouse
  • convert the gatehouse (right) into office space

A rare surviving intact example of the early work of renowned Boston architect William Ralph Emerson, the Eustis Estate also includes eighty acres of picturesque landscape adjoining the Blue Hills Reservation.

When the project is completed, the house museum and grounds will be open for tours, special exhibitions, and programs that explore the architecture, interior decoration, and landscape of this iconic Milton estate.

Plans are for the Eustis Estate Museum and Study Center to open to the public in spring 2017.

In the meantime, sign up to receive email updates and find out all the latest developments as this project progresses.

Eustis Estate Updates

Posted by Vicki Rugo on April 12, 2016
This is so exciting!

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Posted by Susan Krieger on April 20, 2016
Thank you from one who attends the church in which Channing preached.


Posted by Nicholas Ourusoff on April 14, 2016
This sounds like an imaginative, worthwhile project, both for preservation and appreciation of its architecture and history, and with multiple use and profit to defray the costs of maintenance and taxes.


Welcome to the neighborhood!

Posted by Joan Regan on April 20, 2016
I live nearby and enjoy watching the progress of work at Eustis. I would be happy to volunteer my hands if you can use extra help (gardens, grounds or house)!

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Posted by Deborah Simmerman on April 20, 2016
Exciting news! The interiors shown in the photos are stunning. I'm looking forward to visiting in 2017.

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Site work begins at Eustis Estate