Saturday Mansion Tour

Take a tour of the mansion at Gore Place, one of New England's most fascinating historic houses. Your guide will lead you around the exterior of the house, pointing out interesting architectural features. Then, you'll go inside to see the elegant rooms on the ground floor. Tours are limited to six guests. Facemasks required.

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Moody Street String Band

Wednesday, June 1, @ 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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Moonlight Tours

Friday, June 3 and 17, July 8 and 22, and August 12 @ 7 p.m.

On this guided tour of the 1806 Gore mansion, you'll marvel at the graceful curve of the Great Stairs, the lovely Oval Withdrawing Room, Office, the Peacock Parlor, and the Great Hall. Along the way, your guide will use the words of the author Jane Austen to describe life in an 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 the great New England house tours.

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Tree Tour

We’ll leaf no branch unturned in this tour of trees at Gore Place. Join us to get to the root of both the science and history of individual trees and species on our grounds. We will lead you on a walk pointing out some of the most noticeable and iconic trees nearest our historic mansion. Advance tickets are required. Before arriving, please review our current COVID safety policies here: https://goreplace.org/visit

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Family Nature Walk

Friday, February 25 at 10 a.m. - Needles and Cones
Saturday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. - Needles and Cones
Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m. - Early Signs of Spring

Join our outdoor educator for a guided walk on our grounds. We will look for plants and animals living at Gore Place, learn about what we find, and discover ways to find nature in our own neighborhoods. Participate in some outdoor, family-friendly STEAM activities. In addition, we’ll learn some of the basics of identifying trees. Hopefully, our educators won’t be stumped by any of your questions!

This program is for youth aged six and older and their caregivers.

We will meet near the Coach House parking lot. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking. This program is rain or shine but will be canceled for extreme inclement weather.

Advance tickets are required.

Before arriving, please review our current COVID safety policies here: https://goreplace.org/visit

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Martin, Prendergast, and Roberts

Wednesday, June 15 @ 7:30 pm

(WALTHAM, MA) Enjoy a concert of wonderful Irish music with fiddler Laurel Martin, guitarist Jim Prendergast, multi-instrumentalist Mark Roberts, and Sean nos dancer Keiran Jordan.

Laurel’s lyrical fiddle playing paired with Jim and Mark’s sensitive accompaniment creates a sound that is nuanced, sweet, and true to tradition. Kieran Jordan has toured as a featured solo dancer for over two decades, collaborating with some of today’s finest traditional musicians. Join them for an evening filled with the joyful spirit of traditional music!

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High Strung Strummers

Wednesday, June 22 @ 7:30 p.m.

High Strung Strummers (Cathy Mason and Sarah Jane Nelson) present: Folklore of the Fiddler in Ballads, Stories, and Tunes, a mix of Anglo-American ballads, old-time tunes, and stories often as a Crankie narrative scroll. There will be special emphasis on the life and music of an African American fiddler from Missouri named Bill Driver who was a favorite among local dancers and lived to be 104!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Waltham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. 

This program takes place in the spacious Events Tent at Gore Place. Parking is free. Local Covid 19 restrictions apply.

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Sips and Stories: Summer Solstice

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 6 to 8 p.m.

Spend a relaxing evening in-person at Gore Place with the Summer Solstice edition of our popular Sips and Stories!

Enjoy an interactive wine tasting led by the award-winning team at the Urban Grape of Boston’s South End, followed by a summer-y supper. We’ll finish the evening with a viewing of the Mansion. Participants must be age 21 or older. Advance tickets are required.

Register by Thursday, June 9.

Your ticket includes:

  • a tasting of three wines selected by the Urban Grape just for our event;
  • an individual boxed supper from one of our catering partners. Choose from a grilled chicken dinner box or a roasted portobello mushroom dinner box (vegan). Both meal options will be gluten-free; however, please see our note below about gluten-free meals.
  • a guided tour of the spectacular entertaining rooms of the Gore Mansion’s first floor.

Gore Place members get a special discount on this event!

Not a member yet or need to renew?

Sign up on our website at goreplace.org or call us at (781) 894-2798.

Refund policy: We regret that we cannot offer refunds for tickets to this event unless it is canceled by Gore Place.

COVID-19 safety: Our safety policy will be in effect for this event. Please visit our website at goreplace.org to read our safety policy. This event will take place outdoors in our Century Tent; in the case of severe weather, the event will move indoors to our Carriage House.

Gluten-free meals: Our meal options are not made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. We cannot guarantee that they are free from cross-contamination with gluten although all the ingredients are gluten-free.

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John Muratore

Wednesday, June 29 @ 7:30 pm

Acclaimed guitarist John Muratore performs a program of classical music arranged for guitar. John regularly appears as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. 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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Tutti Bassi

Wednesday, July 6 @ 7:30 pm

Cellists Sarah Freiberg and Colleen McGary-Smith perform engaging programs of baroque sonatas and duos, on original instruments accompanied by fun and informative commentary. This program takes place in the spacious Events Tent at Gore Place. Parking is free. Local Covid restrictions apply.

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The Waltham American Legion Band

Wednesday, July 13 @ 7:30 pm

Formed in 1948, the Waltham American Legion Band has performed in the US, Germany, Russia, Ireland, and Canada. The concert band will perform a program of rousing tunes perfect for a summer evening in New England!

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Jamie Balmer

Wednesday, July 20 @ 7:30 pm

A dedicated musical collaborator and insightful soloist, Jamie Balmer has worked for over a decade with Duo Orfeo — a group lauded as "brilliant and wild thinking artists," and "among the premier ensembles that is defining 21st-century performance practice." Jamie has made several critically acclaimed recordings with Duo Orfeo. Among these are 2012’s I sing the body electric, praised by one reviewer as “a milestone record.”

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Martin, Prendergast, Roberts, and Jordan

Wednesday, October 19 @ 7:30 pm

Enjoy a concert of wonderful Irish music with fiddler Laurel Martin, guitarist Jim Prendergast, multi-instrumentalist Mark Roberts, and Sean nos dancer Keiran Jordan.

Laurel’s lyrical fiddle playing paired with Jim and Mark’s sensitive accompaniment creates a sound that is nuanced, sweet, and true to tradition. Kieran Jordan has toured as a featured solo dancer for over two decades, collaborating with some of today’s finest traditional musicians. Join them for an evening filled with the joyful spirit of traditional music!

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