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.
Visit the convention-breaking interiors of Stonehurst, where Richardson's bold plan and flowing spaces combine with rich textures and handcrafted details.
Experience Olmsted's naturalistic approach to landscape design on the rolling, meadows, curved terrace and rocky outcrops of the estate grounds.
Walk Around Stonehurst (Download 834K PDF)
Explore connections between nature and architecture on this short outdoor walk around Stonehurst.
Kids' Walk Around Stonehurst (Download970K PDF)
Use visual clues to answer questions about the past.
Hike the trails that wind through over 100 acres of surrounding Storer Conservation Lands and connect to the Western Greenway.
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.
House, grounds and parking lot are closed Sept 12-Sept 19.
Otherwise open Monday–Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays by appointment.
When Stonehurst is rented for a private event, it is closed to the public. Please call before your visit to confirm availability, 781-314-3290.
Grounds open year-round sunrise to sunset.
|General Admission |
for self-guided tours
|Guided tours for groups of 8 or more by appointment|
|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 and second floors of Stonehurst are wheelchair accessible, there are accessible parking spaces near the house, and reasonable accommodations will be provided to people with disabilities. Please contact us if you have a special accommodation need.