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Wistariahurst Museum, Landscape Tour

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

All dressed up and nowhere to grow this summer? We have just the thicket for you! At Wistariahurst, our Landscape Tours are the ultimate way to dive into the rich history of these magnificent gardens. Our passionate guides will take you on a journey through time, sharing juicy tidbits about how these gardens evolved into the beloved gardens they are today. With every step, you’ll be immersed in the traditional methods and techniques that have been used to preserve these gardens and their stories for generations.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a gardening fanatic, or just seeking a peaceful and informative afternoon, our Landscape Tours promise to deliver a memorable adventure for all! These guided garden tours involve standing and walking, so please be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. Registration is required and you don’t want to moss around, so buy your tickets today!

May 16th Landscape Tour Tickets

Landscape Tour at Wistariahurst Museum | May 2024

Named after the wisteria vine that flowers in May, Wistariahurst was home to two generations of the Skinner family who loved to garden.  Begun by Sarah Skinner in the late 19th Century and then transformed by her daughter Belle Skinner in the early 20th, the grounds and gardens have always been an integral part of the life and activities at Wistariahurst.

Wistariahurst is the former home of William Skinner, a prominent silk manufacturer and was built in 1874.

Gardens and Grounds

The gardens and grounds at Wistariahurst are maintained for your enjoyment. The public is welcome dawn until dusk. Feel free to bring a book, a picnic, or walk to see what is in bloom. We ask that everyone refrain from sports with projectiles (frisbee, baseball, etc.) for the protection of our historic windows.

The gardens are free and can be accessed via the Cabot St. Lions entrance (through the wrought iron gate) and via our Beech St. driveways (path is between the two buildings).

Mansion Tours

All are welcome to schedule a mansion tour with our staff! Visit the first and second floors of the historic building, learn more about the lives of those who lived there, and tales of Holyoke’s past.



May 16
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT


Wistariahurst Museum
238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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(413) 322 5660
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