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What will we see when we visit?

The Cooper-Frost-Austin House is currently leased to a tenant. When the house is open to the public, tours include private residential spaces. The tour focuses on the architectural details and history of the house.

Where is the best place to park?

Street parking for visitors is available on Linnaean Street.

Is the house handicapped accessible?

A tour of any Historic New England property requires a considerable amount of standing and some walking. Cooper-Frost-Austin House has not been equipped with handicapped accessible ramps, elevators, or chair lifts. Folding chairs can be provided for visitors who would like to use them during a tour. Service animals are always welcome. We encourage visitors with concerns to call ahead. We are happy to work with you to make your visit an enjoyable one.

Can I take photographs at the Cooper-Frost-Austin House?

Interior and exterior photography for personal use is allowed at Historic New England properties. For the safety and comfort of our visitors and the protection of our collections and house museums, we ask that you be aware of your surroundings and stay with your guide. Video, camera bags, tripods and selfie-sticks are not permitted. Professional/commercial photographers and members of the media should visit the press room for more information.  

How do I become a member of Historic New England and get more involved?

Join Historic New England now and get involved in preserving and celebrating the region's heritage.  To join, call the Membership Office at 617-994-5910 or join online.  You can reach the Cooper-Frost-Austin House staff at 617-994-6669 or by e-mail.

Do we need to take a tour or can we just look around?

All visitors to the house receive a guided tour.