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Gore Place

52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA 02453

Gore Place is a historic country house, now a museum, in Waltham, Massachusetts. It is owned and operated by the nonprofit Gore Place Society. The 45-acre estate is open to the public daily without charge; an admission fee is charged for house tours. The mansion was built in 1806 as a summer home for Massachusetts lawyer and politician Christopher Gore. In this house the Gores entertained various notables including the Marquis de Lafayette, Daniel Webster, and James Monroe. The property was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970 in recognition of its architectural significance as a large-scale Federal style country house, and for its well-preserved domestic staff quarters, which illustrate the changing role of domestic labor over time. A number of special events are held throughout the year including an annual sheepshearing festival and a summer concert series.

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