Lyman Estate and Gardens
GOOD FOR: All Ages

Source:Submitted by mommypth
Address:185 Lyman Street Waltham, Mass. 02452
Fee: Grounds are open to the public for free; house and greenhouses may charge for admission or guided tours. Check the website.
Bathrooms: Yes, when house is open
Water/Snacks: No

The greenhouse and historic house were wonderful to walk around.

Lyman Estate.
Photo by: Daderot/Wikimedia Commons

This historic home was once the country residence of Boston's prominent Lyman family. In addition to the house, the estate offers 37 acres of grounds to explore, along with greenhouses, a carriage house, and gardener's cottage.The greenhouse and historic house were wonderful to walk around (see the Lyman Estate website for guided home and greenhouse tour information.) The kids loved smelling the flowers.

Plan B:

Across the street is the Thomas Payne Estate, which has a wonderful trail system.


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