Group Tours at the Lyman Estate and Greenhouses (1793)

A grand country estate with historic greenhouses

National Historic Landmark

In the 1700s and 1800s, large expanses of land and proximity to Boston made Waltham a popular location for country estates. The Lyman Estate was the warm-weather retreat for four generations of the Lyman family. In 1793 shipping merchant Theodore Lyman commissioned famed architect Samuel McIntire to design and build a Federal-style house. The family enlarged the house in 1882 in the Victorian style and then remodeled it in the Colonial Revival style in 1917.

Explore the mansion, which features an elegant ballroom and graceful oval parlor. The thirty-seven-acre property includes beautifully preserved gardens and historic greenhouses.

185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.
Mansion: 617-994-5912
Greenhouses: 617-994-5913

Hours of Operation:
Open year-round.

Guided Mansion Tours for Your Group

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

Enjoy an approximately fifty-minute guided tour; please allow one and a half hours for your visit. Up to twenty visitors can tour the mansion with each guide; generally we can accommodate up to forty visitors in the house in one hour. Accommodations can be made for larger groups. Up to forty visitors can tour the greenhouses with a guide in an hour. Please note that the tour requires a considerable amount of standing and stair climbing. If members of your group need special assistance, please let the museum know in advance.

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