Enjoy Mother’s Day with Historic New England

Apr 27, 2021

Make Mother’s Day special with one of our gift ideas – perfect for early spring

Take a tour

Historic New England’s Eustis Estate (1878) in Milton, Mass., and Gropius House (1938) in Lincoln, Mass., are open for tours on Mother’s Day. One opulent and ornate, the other streamlined and modern, they show a remarkable contrast of design from buildings built just sixty years apart. Both require advance tickets, available for purchased at the above links.

See art

The self-guided tours at the Eustis Estate include access to the exhibition Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England. The exhibition contains more than forty works of art from the Historic New England collection. See exquisite art made in or about New England spanning more than 200 years.

Paintings on display in a gallery at the Eustis Estate

Get some plants for the house and garden

Celebrate the arrival of spring and stop by our plant and seedlings sales at Casey Farm (c. 1750) in Saunderstown, R.I., and the Lyman Estate Greenhouses (1804) in Waltham, Mass.

Start your culinary garden this spring with Rhode Island Certified Organic vegetable, fruit, and herb seedlings at Casey Farm or choose from a wide selection of herb and vegetable at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses. An extra bonus – Historic New England members receive a 10% discount on the plant purchases.

Both events require advance tickets. Get tickets for the Casey Farm Spring Seedling Sale. Get tickets for the Lyman Estate Greenhouses Herb and Vegetable Plant Sale.

Membership makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

In addition to the discount on plant sales, Historic New England members get free admission to our historic properties, reduced or free admission to events, three issues of Historic New England magazine per year, and more. Learn more about Historic New England membership.

Celebrate safely

Visitors should follow Historic New England’s safety guidelines and respect social distancing requirements. Visitors are required to bring their own face coverings and wear them at all times.