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Gropius House

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Very informative historic house

Another hidden gem in Lexington MA. There is a very knowledgeable curator who gives a tour of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bugasm101
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Monrovia, California
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Fascinating

If you care about the origins of modern architecture in the US, this is a must visit place. Nicely... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
DiDC09
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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This minimalist masterpiece was built by the founder of the Bauhaus movement. Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Modest in scale, the 1938 Gropius...more
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68 Baker Bridge Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-3105
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another hidden gem in Lexington MA. There is a very knowledgeable curator who gives a tour of the house with a lot of informations about the Bauhaus period. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

If you care about the origins of modern architecture in the US, this is a must visit place. Nicely interpreted, the setting retains much of its rural charm.

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

Perfect weather led to an exceptionally fine experience both outside and inside this laboratory for Gropius's American modernism. Few of the details (vertical siding outside, vertical clapboards inside, hardware, textiles) are evident in photographs. The website should give more explicit directions for those without a...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed November 12, 2017

We went for an evening tour that highlighted the lighting Gropius used in the house, but they also gave a general guided tour of the house. I cannot remember the name of the director of the house but she is is extremely pleasant and informative....More

1  Thank Jill G
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit to the house that Gropius built. He made modest spaces feel spacious with lots of light and views to the outside, and with spare furnishings. His connections between inside and out reminded me of his contemporary, Frank Lloyd Wright. But the...More

3  Thank KerryR1264
Reviewed October 30, 2017

The Gropius House is a SPNEA house, probably the newest of its properties. Nicely maintained property, kept to look as it did when built in 1938. Surprisingly modern, neat family touches. Great docent for the tour. We have done dozens of these tours and this...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

I have been driving by the exit for the Gropius House for years. This weekend at the last minute a friend and I decided to visit the Zimmerman House in Manchester NH. well it being leaf peeping season Zimmerman House was booked. So I thought...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed October 2, 2017

At least we found out online that tours were hourly: we arrived well ahead, but there were no signs anywhere once you parked regarding where to buy a ticket or make reservations, and when finally the guide came up, most of the group hadn't reserved...More

1  Thank MHCalum
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful house! If you are at all interested in architecture, this is a place you must visit. Walter Gropius is one of the most important figures in the development of modern architecture, having founded the Bauhaus and moved to America to teach, fleeing...More

1  Thank Bryan W
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We have been members of Historic New England for many years. It is a great deal. $60.00 a year for a family membership that allows you to visit their 37 properties as many times as you like during your membership year. A membership would cover...More

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