Gore Place is a historic Federal mansion located in Waltham, Massachusetts. In 1806, notable Boston attorney Christopher Gore finished construction on his brick mansion, a summer home in Waltham. On his estate with cultivated gardens and sweeping lawns, he and his wife Rebecca entertained such important guests as President James Monroe and Daniel Webster.
Christopher Gore was appointed first United States Attorney for Massachusetts by George Washington in 1789, and fulfilled diplomatic duties until 1816, when he and his wife made Gore Place their year-round home. The mansion features Pennsylvania marble floor tiles, formal parlors, a ballroom, French wallpapers, and a billiard room.
After Rebecca Gore’s death in 1834, Gore Place became home to other families and then briefly became an extension of the Waltham Country Club. In 1935, Mrs. Helen Patterson and like-minded friends saved the mansion from liquidation. They founded the Gore Place Society and began restorations to the mansion.
Today, Gore Place is a living museum filled with beautiful antiques, and a working farm that inspires an appreciation for 19th-century America. The mansion has hosted performances by New England Conservatory students for more than a decade, providing a historic backdrop and unparalleled aesthetic experience.