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Lyman Estate Greenhouses

Beautiful plants, expert advice Waltham, Massachusetts The Lyman Estate Greenhouses are open for plant sales with restrictions due to COVID-19. Please wear a face covering and maintain at least six feet of distance from others. We are unable to offer tours at this time. The Lyman Estate Greenhouses are...

Browne House

The first fully documented restoration Watertown, Massachusetts Browne House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Built between 1694 and 1701 for a farming family, Browne House contains rare surviving architectural features from the late 1600s. In a near ruinous state when it was acquired by Historic New England founder...

Otis House

Discover where Beacon Hill began Boston, Massachusetts Otis House is the last surviving mansion in Bowdoin Square in Boston’s West End neighborhood. Charles Bulfinch designed the house for Harrison Gray Otis, a lawyer who was instrumental in developing nearby Beacon Hill, served in Congress, and was a mayor of...

Pierce House

One of Boston’s last seventeenth-century houses Dorchester, Massachusetts Pierce House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Pierce House is one of the last surviving examples of seventeenth-century architecture in the city of Boston. Lived in by ten generations of one family, the house documents the building practices and tastes...

Eustis Estate Museum

A marvel of the Aesthetic Movement Milton, Massachusetts The Eustis Estate visitor experience has been altered to maximize social distancing and limit capacity. Please read the “Know Before You Go” section below for more information on safety requirements. The museum currently offers a self-guided experience that includes access to the...

Quincy House

Meet a Revolutionary family Quincy, Massachusetts This country estate overlooking Quincy Bay transports you to the Revolutionary War era and tells the story of a woman’s work to preserve her family’s history more than 100 years later. Revolutionary leader Josiah Quincy built the house in 1770. He and his...

Winslow Crocker House

A collector’s creation Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts In 1936 Mary Thacher had Winslow Crocker House moved six miles down the Old King’s Highway. Over ten months, the house was taken apart, beam by beam, and reassembled next door to her ancestral home in Yarmouth Port. She remodeled the interior to...

Merwin House

Experience tranquility in the Berkshires Stockbridge, Massachusetts Merwin House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. William and Elizabeth Doane purchased this handsome house in 1875 as their summer retreat. They named it “Tranquility,” as it overlooks a peaceful bend in the Housatonic River. During this period, Stockbridge, in the...

Roseland Cottage

A colorful summer retreat Woodstock, Connecticut Built in 1846 in the newly fashionable Gothic Revival style, Roseland Cottage was the summer home of Henry and Lucy Bowen and their young family. While the house is instantly recognizable for its pink exterior, Roseland Cottage has an equally colorful interior, featuring...

Clemence-Irons House

One of the oldest houses in Rhode Island Johnston, Rhode Island Clemence-Irons House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Clemence-Irons House is both one of the oldest houses in the Ocean State and an important record of twentieth-century restoration methods. Built by Richard Clemence in 1691, it is a...