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Group Tours at the Codman Estate (c. 1740)

A family country house

Overlooking a farm and pleasure grounds, this country seat, also known as The Grange, was a powerful force in the lives of five generations of the Codman family. Each generation left its mark, and the Codman Estate gradually came to symbolize the family’s distinguished past.

In the 1790s, John Codman carried out extensive improvements to the original Georgian house and surrounding grounds. Later, his grandson updated the house in keeping with Victorian taste and filled it with the finest New York furnishings. Today, the interiors are richly furnished with portraits, memorabilia, and art works collected in America, Europe, and elsewhere. They showcase the decorative schemes of every generation, including that of noted early twentieth-century interior designer Ogden Codman Jr. The grounds feature a hidden turn-of-the-century Italian garden with perennial beds, statuary, and a reflecting pool filled with water lilies, as well as a 1930s English cottage garden.

Location:
34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.
617-994-6690

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Codman Estate - exterior

Specialty Tours

We are happy to work with you to customize your experience.

  • Guided House Tour: Enjoy an approximately one-hour guided tour; please allow one and a half hours for your visit.
  • Guided Garden Tour: Enjoy a guided tour of the glorious grounds featuring a hidden turn-of-the-century Italian garden with perennial beds, statuary, and a reflecting pool filled with water lilies, as well as a 1930s English cottage garden.

  • Servants’ World Tour: Add the servants’ world of attics, scullery, laundry, pantry, dairy, chamber pots, coal scuttles, and kitchens, not on view during the guided house tour.
  • Silent Footfalls—Enslavement on the Chambers-Russell-Codman Estate: $25 per person. 2 hours. New England colonial family ties of wealth and inheritable estates formed on the basis of scattering enslaved families via inheritance, kidnapping, sale, and the commodification of kin. These truths include the Chambers, Russell, Vassall, and Codman families, and the enslaved people on their estates. This tour includes a talk, a museum visit, and a landscape walk to trace the footsteps of the enslaved people who worked on the estate.



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