Invisible from the street, Stonehurst sits on a secluded hilltop site amidst 109 acres of conservation land – away from it all, and yet so close to home.Visit Stonehurst often throughout the seasons. Picnic on Glacier
Rock, enjoy the rolling Olmsted-designed acres, try our new self-guided tours for kids and adults, preview exhibits, or hike on a branch of the new Western Greenway Trail. Each time you will see it in a new light.
Stonehurst offers a variety of brochures for adult and family visitors to the landscape and museum.
Stonehurst (Download 834K PDF)
Explore connections between nature and architecture on this short outdoor walk around Stonehurst.
Kids' Walk Around Stonehurst (Download
Use visual clues to answer questions about the past.
Have fun trying this family-friendly treasure hunt about the 3 giants of Stonehurst. Pick up clues from the architecture to crack the code that opens the treasure box.
Stonehurst is located off of Beaver Street in Waltham, between the rotary and Bentley College. Follow the driveway uphill to a parking area on the right.
FROM BOSTON: Take route 20W through Watertown Square on Main Street to Waltham. Turn right, heading north onto Lyman Street. Proceed straight through the rotary to Beaver Street heading northeast. Approximately 100 yards from the rotary, turn left at the sign for Stonehurst, and follow the driveway uphill to a parking area on the right.
FROM ROUTE 128: Heading North on 128, take Exit 27B, Wyman St./Winter St./Totten Pond Rd. Take a right onto Wyman Street, and then the first left onto Totten Pond Road. Follow Totten Pond Road to the end.
Heading South on 128, take Exit 27A Totten Pond Rd./ Wyman St. The exit brings you around and over a bridge directly onto Totten Pond Road. Head straight on Totten Pond Road.
Stay in the middle lane as you reach the end of Totten Pond Road and take a gentle right at the lights onto Lexington Street, past the stone church. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Beaver Street. Follow Beaver Street to the rotary. Take the second right off of the rotary to continue on Beaver Street. Immediately after leaving the rotary, you will see a large sign on the left for Stonehurst. Turn left onto Robert Treat Paine Drive and follow the drive up to the crest of the hill. The parking lot is to the right.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The Fitchburg line of the Commuter Rail runs from North Station in Boston to Central Square in Waltham, which is about one mile from Stonehurst.
From Central Square in Waltham, take the MBTA 554 bus. (The 554 bus runs regularly between nearby commuter rail stations: Central Square in Waltham and Waverly Square. It also runs to downtown Boston.)
Get off the 554 bus at the stop on the corner of Beaver and Forest Streets (just before the Bentley College stop). Walk west on Beaver Street a short distance to Robert Treat Paine Drive. Follow the drive uphill to the estate.
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday. Guided tours by appointment.
Grounds open year-round sunrise to sunset.
|Seniors & students||$5|
|Children and Members||Free|
We welcome special group tours of eight or more at a reduced rate. Please call 781-314-3290 for more information.
For an area guide, including food and accommodations, see www.discoverwaltham.com.
The first floor of Stonehurst is wheelchair accessible, and there are accessible parking spaces near the house. Please note that portions of the house will be under construction January - April 2013. If someone in your group uses a wheelchair, please let us know two weeks in advance so that we can accommodate them.