A National Historic Landmark
Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He designed Gropius House as his family home when he came to Massachusetts to teach architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
Modest in scale, the house was revolutionary in impact. It combined the traditional elements of New England architecture—wood, brick, and fieldstone—with innovative materials rarely used in domestic settings at that time, including glass block, acoustical plaster, chrome banisters, and the latest technology in fixtures.
In keeping with Bauhaus philosophy, every aspect of the house and its surrounding landscape was planned for maximum efficiency and simplicity of design. The house contains a significant collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and fabricated in the Bauhaus workshops. With the family's possessions still in place, Gropius House has a sense of immediacy and intimacy.
Please visit nearby Codman Estate.
Visit Gropius House
Wednesday – Sunday, June 1 - October 15
Saturday and Sunday, October 16 - May 31
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tours on the hour. Last tour at 4:00 p.m.
Closed most major holidays.
Effective February 1, 2013:
Free for Historic New England members and Lincoln residents. Become a member.
Location and directions
68 Baker Bridge Road
Lincoln, Mass. 01773
Directions detail: From Route I-95/Route 128, take Route 2 West 4.5 miles to Route 126 South past Walden Pond. Take the second left on Baker Bridge Road. Gropius House is .5 miles on the right.
Parking: On-site parking is available in the upper and lower parking lots adjacent to the Gropius House and the visitor center.
Public Transportation: MBTA Commuter Rail on the Fitchburg Line to the Lincoln stop. Local taxi service is available from the train station to the house.
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More about Gropius House
Collections on Display
Walter Gropius Biographical Timeline (PDF)
Floor Plan (PDF)
100 Years, 100 Communities Project: Brown's Wood Neighborhood
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