Jane Austen Garden Party

Sunday, July 9 @ 2 p.m.

Gore Place presents the Jane Austen Garden Party on the grounds of their beautiful 19th-century estate—a site fit for one of the celebrated author’s famous novels.

Your event ticket includes an individual showcase box with sweets and savories and a bottle of lemonade or tea (add a mini bottle of wine for $10 more). You'll play lawn games and stroll through the fabulous Gore Mansion. Regency Period dress is encouraged!

The party starts under the spacious Century Tent. Tables and chairs will be provided, but you may bring your own lawn chairs or picnic blankets if you wish. This event is intended for adults, but children 11 and up may attend.

There will be ample free parking. The entire site is accessible, and modern indoor restrooms will be available. Masks are not required in the tent but are required in the mansion.

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Moonlight Visit: Jane Austen's World

July 14 @ 7:00 p.m.

Join a guide dressed in period costume for a Moonlight Visit to the 1806 mansion at Gore Place in Waltham. You'll see the graceful Great Stairs, the lovely Oval Withdrawing Room, Peacock Parlor, Great Hall, bedchambers, sitting rooms, and more. Along the way, your guide will use the words of Regency author Jane Austen to describe life on this early 19th-century country estate. The style and quality of the furnishings, the many Boston-built pieces, and the personal touches make this one of New England's best historic houses.

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The New Grown-Ups

Wednesday, July 19 @ 7:30 p.m.

Taking a modern twist on American roots music, The New Grown-Ups blend traditional blues, country, old- time, originals, and bluegrass into a heady blend of contemporary music.

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Orpheus Guitar Duo

Thursday, July 26 @ 7:30 p.m.

Orpheus Guitar Duo ( Joseph Ricker and Jamie Balmer) has been lauded as "brilliant and wild thinking artists," and "among the premiere ensembles...defining 21st-century performance practice." This program takes place in the spacious Events Tent at Gore Place. Parking is free. For program details, visit goreplace.org.

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Tree Tour

Saturday, August 5 @ 11 am

Also September 2 and October 7. 

It's summer, and you can see our trees and shrubs in full leaf. Red maples, English oaks, beeches, and more, are all gloriously on display. It's a great time to learn to identify some common and some not-so-common varieties, like our stand of Kentucky coffeetrees!

The tour will take place outdoors for 45 minutes to an hour. Our tour guides will meet you at the Carriage House by the parking lot. Please dress for the weather. The tour is designed for adults, however, we welcome youth aged six and up.

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Cochran and Loida

Wednesday, September  6 at 7:30 pm

Flutist Bonnie Cochran and percussionist Julian Loida.

This performance will take place in the beautifully restored Coach House. Parking is free.

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Moody Street String Band

Wednesday, September 20 @ 7:30 pm

The Moody Street String Band (fiddle, banjo, guitars, bass, mandolin, and accordion) performs a wonderful program of Irish, Scottish, English, American, and New England traditional music. Free parking. For details, visit goreplace.org.

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Laurel Martin and Friends

Wednesday, October 19 @ 7:30 pm

Enjoy a concert of wonderful Irish music with fiddler Laurel Martin and guest performers.

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New England Irish Harp Orchestra

Wednesday, October 25 @ 7:30 pm

The Irish harp is the original instrument of Irish traditional music and has a beautiful, etheric quality. This wonderful group of harpers, fiddlers, flutists, and singers perform traditional Irish tunes. The group is led by Regina Delaney, an  Irish harper, singer, and dancer.

This concert will take place in the spacious event tent at Gore Place.

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