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Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds

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A great old house museum

Having always wanted to stop in rather than drive by on my way to somewhere else, I finally got the... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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We held a party in their party room

Our party began with a private tour of the house, which was cool. Max, who was in charge of party... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Newton, Massachusetts
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Built to be a home in 1734 and renovated to be a museum by Historic Newton in 2012. Over the past three centuries, three families lived at the Newton house which now tells their stories, and of the land they shaped, and of the many contributions...more
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286 Waverley Ave, Newton, MA 02458-2714
+1 617-641-9142
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Having always wanted to stop in rather than drive by on my way to somewhere else, I finally got the chance. This old Newton house of historic significance is terrific. Thank you to it's owners, inhabitants and most recent heirs, it has been well preserved...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Our party began with a private tour of the house, which was cool. Max, who was in charge of party stuff was helpful, but, we would not recommend having a party there and here is why. First of all, you can’t start until the house...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

This is becoming my favorite historic house. Beautiful huge trees, well-preserved rooms and original furnitures, great activities. My favorite exhibits are the original authentic kitchen tools. My favorite activity is constructing a model of the house with the same roman numbers used for building the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Wei C
Reviewed September 7, 2017

This a wonderful old house (1732) with a stone fireplace for cooking, talking displays for self-guided tours, great gardens, games for kids, and easy parking....all on Waverly Street in Newton. It provides a tremendous insight of how people lived way-back-when. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Peter D
Reviewed June 6, 2017

I brought my toddler to the Durant-Kendrick house not having any idea of what to expect. The way the exhibits were set up the day we went there were activities in every room for me to get involved in learning as well as puzzles suitable...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Sara O
Reviewed May 12, 2017

We really enjoyed this historic home and it's informative displays. I also liked the activities for children. I now want to go back with my 4 year old granddaughter. I also want to go back to see the yard/gardens.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank stwagner
Reviewed April 25, 2017

I went to the Durant-Kenrick House with a group of 8 Individuals with differing needs. The house VERY accessible for children, or individuals with special sensory needs or mobility challenges. Decent amount of room to move, and lots of toys and activities for individuals to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank drennanm2017
Reviewed April 14, 2017

It was easy to schedule our meeting with the helpful Historic Newton staff and our group felt quite comfortable with every aspect of the set-up in the meeting room space.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank marciacooper
Reviewed April 3, 2017

My troop went to help clean up the yard. Max and his staff were great. They opened up the museum and taught the girls some games too. He has offered up some additional teachings of trees/ plantings to my troop. This is a great place...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank jjshelo
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This historic house has been rehabbed and opened to the public recently. It was the home of the first commercial nursery in the country.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank genserleslie
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