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Wistariahurst Museum

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238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 322 5660 https://wistariahurst.org

ABOUT WISTARIAHURST


Wistariahurst is an educational and cultural center owned and operated by the City of Holyoke and supported by Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst. Wistariahurst is dedicated to preserving Holyoke’s history and inspiring an appreciation of history and culture through educational programs, exhibits and special events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Wistariahurst is the former home of William Skinner, a prominent silk manufacturer and was built in 1874.

Tour the Mansion

Today, Wistariahurst offers a wide variety of public programs and events including: workshops, concerts, lectures and demonstrations and serves the community through educational programs, community partnerships, history projects, and outreach activities.

From I-91 North:
Take Exit 16 (Route 202/Soldier’s Home exit)
Bear right off the exit

From I-91 South:
Take Exit 16 (Route 202/Soldier’s Home exit)
Turn left at the end of the ramp

You will be on Cherry Street–it turns into Beech Street. Proceed through 6 Traffic lights – Hillside Avenue, the Yankee Pedlar, Holyoke Hospital, Holyoke High School, Franklin Street & Sargeant Street. After the sixth light you will go through the Intersection of Hampshire and Beech Streets. Wistariahurst Museum is on the right. The building and grounds occupy an entire block; the property is surrounded by a stone wall with wrought iron fencing.

There is on-street parking only.

July 2019

Wistariahurst Museum, Tour

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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Gain a glimpse into the lives of William Skinner and his family with a tour of the historic mansion at Wistariahurst. Wistariahurst will host a special afternoon of docent-led tours. Tours will be given at 12:00, & 1:30 p.m. Admission is $7, $5 for students and seniors, and free for museum members and youth under 18. Guided group tours (5+ people) are available additional hours by appointment. Self-Guide Experience (including Art Gallery) of the historic mansion, Sunday – Wednesday: 12…

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Wistariahurst Museum, Chowder!

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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Join us for a New England summertime favorite: Chowder! Wistariahurst will host Get the Dish on Chowder History. Join us as food writer and chowder connoisseur Robert S. Cox dishes out the history, flavors and significance of every New Englander’s favorite comfort food. Smithsonian Café and Chowder House of Hatfield, MA will be serving up a tasty chowder tribute to enjoy while learning the history of this flavorful dish. Enjoy an old-time picnic atmosphere while learning and tasting history. New…

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