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Lyman Estate Greenhouses

185 Lyman Street Waltham, Mass. 02452

Beautiful plants, expert advice Waltham, Massachusetts The Lyman Estate Greenhouses are among the oldest surviving greenhouses in the United States. The complex includes an 1804 grape house, 1820 camellia house, 1840 orchid house, and a 1930 sales greenhouse where you can buy plants to take home. Our expert horticultural staff offers advice and assistance with […]

Eustis Estate Museum

1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass. 02186

A marvel of the Aesthetic Movement Milton, Massachusetts Explore a rare surviving example of late nineteenth-century architecture and design. Designed by renowned Boston architect William Ralph Emerson and built in 1878, the Eustis Estate sits on eighty acres of picturesque landscape at the base of the Blue Hills. Full of stunning, intact architectural and design details, […]

Gropius House

68 Baker Bridge Road Lincoln, Mass. 01773

Explore a revolution Lincoln, Massachusetts Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He designed Gropius House as his family home when he came to teach architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Modest in scale, the house was revolutionary […]

Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center

5 Portland Street South Berwick, Maine 03908

Discover an author’s inspiration South Berwick, Maine Writer Sarah Orne Jewett was born in her grandparents’ eighteenth-century house. She lived there with her family until 1854, when they built a Greek Revival house next door. As Sarah gained attention as an author, she and her family lived in the two Portland Street homes in the […]

Lyman Estate

185 Lyman Street Waltham, Mass. 02452

A grand country estate Waltham, Massachusetts The Lyman Estate, also known as “the Vale,” is a National Historic Landmark and one of the finest U.S. examples of a country estate following the principles of eighteenth-century English naturalistic design. In the 1700s and 1800s, Waltham was a popular location for country estates. In 1793 shipping merchant […]