Recent News

1st Stone Soup & Speaker event of 2018 Wed. Jan. 31st

Friday, 05 January 2018 10:28

Join us for our 6th annual winter Stone Soup and Speaker series of engaging talks and delicious homemade soups. This year's theme -
"Digging Deeper: 
Exploring The Wakefield Estate's Collections"
- allows for a deeper look at four different aspects of the estate's collections. To kick off the series, Executive Director Mark Smith will give an overview of the estate's collections, which include rare books, art, furniture, jewelry, archives, archaeological artifacts, and our world-class arboretum plant collection.
Save the dates - the Stone Soup and Speaker series will be held the final Wednesday of each month, January - April.
January's Stone Soup will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31st starting at 6:00 pm when guests can enjoy a bowl of homemade soup before settling in to enjoy the speaker's remarks.
This program is held in the Isaac Davenport mansion located at 1465 Brush Hill Road.


Join us at Winterfire 2018 Sat. Jan 20th from 5-7 pm

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 14:09

Once again, it's time for one of our most popular family events: the Wakefield Estate's annual Winterfire! This annual event will be held on Saturday, January 20th from 5:00-7:00 pm. It combines lightscape with landscape to highlight many of the estate's signature trees and garden features against a deep mid-winter sky. Enjoy some hot chocolate and roast a hot dog or sausage on an open fire. This is a fun, family-friendly event. Subject to cancellation due to weather; see or our Facebook page for any last minute changes. Dress warmly and bring a friend! While this event is free, donations are appreciated.

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Order a Hand-crafted Holiday Wreath! Deadline: Dec. 1st

Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:49

Once again this holiday season, the Wakefield Estate is taking orders for its popular hand-crafted, locally-sourced holiday wreaths. The wreaths are 18-30 inches in diameter and can be hung or used as a holiday centerpiece. The deadline to order a wreath is Friday, Dec 1; order by calling 617-333-0924 x22. Wreaths will be available for pick up at the Wakefield Estate (1465 Brush Hill Rd in Milton) during the week of Dec. 4-8. The wreaths are $35-$50; all proceeds benefit the Wakefield Charitable Trust's educational programming and Bus Fund.


Catch the Holiday Spirit at our Annual Holiday Open House 12/13-17

Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:32

We hope you will join us at our annual holiday open house Dec 13th through 17th. It's a chance to get into the holiday spirit and see the historic Davenport Mansion decked out in beautiful greens and holiday decorations.
The Holiday Open House will kick-off with a reception Wednesday, December 13th from 4-8 pm with light refreshments and hot drinks; suggested donation for the reception is $10, $5 for members.
Holiday Open House visiting hours continue daily from Thursday, December 14 - Sunday Dec 17, 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Handmade wreaths will be available for purchase throughout the open house hours to help get you started on your own holiday decorations. Admission to the open house is a suggested donation of $5, members are free. Group rates are available. To rsvp for the Opening Reception or arrange a group visit, call 617-333-0924 x22.
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