Stonehurst & The Paine Estate – Waltham, MA

Stonehurst is the country home of Robert Treat Paine, a social reformer and

Front view of Stonehurst.

Front view of Stonehurst.

affordable housing advocate from the 19th century.  This country house was designed to blend into it’s environment and be a place of relaxation and appreciation of nature.  It also includes the Paine estate: over 100 acres of manicured ground designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the man behind the design of Central Park and large parts of Boston’s Emerald Necklace!  This is a wonderful place to stop and relax, enjoy a nice walk among lovely manicured grounds and undisturbed forest, tour the mansion (check their website for details) or just sit and enjoy the view from one of the well-placed benches on the property.

Facilities, Fees and other information:

The Paine Estate Grounds are open year-round from dawn till dusk.  Admission to the

Nook with bench at Stonehurst.

Nook with bench at Stonehurst.

grounds is free.  The Stonehurst Estate is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30.  Tours are by appointment only and admission is charged to view the house.  General Admission is $3 and tours are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.  Call 781-314-3290 for more information.  Stonehurst is handicap accessible and facilities are located inside the mansion for visitors who are there when it is open.

Stonehurst is also available for function rental for groups up to 150 people.   Call 781-314-3290 or visit their website for more information.

Location:

Stonehurst is located right off Beaver Street in Waltham.  From Beaver Street turn at

Stonehurst Entrance from Beaver St. in Waltham

Stonehurst Entrance from Beaver St. in Waltham

the sign for Stonehurst onto Robert Treat Paine Drive.  If you’re using a GPS device the following address and location will get you onto Robert Treat Paine Drive at which point signs are easily followed directing people to Stonehurst:

100 Robert Treat Paine Dr.
Waltham, MA 02452
42.388172, -71.230506