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Join us for our Holiday Open House Dec 10 and 12-14

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 21:08

We hope you will join us at our annual holiday open house Dec 12th through 14th. It's a chance to get into the holiday spirit and see the historic Davenport Mansion decked out in beautiful greens and holiday decorations.
Following our participation in the Merry Historic Milton Familyfest, The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum's Holiday Open House will be held daily Sunday, December 12 - Tuesday Dec 14, 11:00 am-3:00 pm.
Admission to the open house is a suggested donation of $5, members are free. Group rates are available. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.

Merry Historic Milton FamilyFest at Three Historic Estates

Wednesday, 10 November 2021 14:18

Merry Historic Milton FamilyFest
at three historic estates:
The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum,
The Eustis Estate, & The Forbes House Museum
Saturday, December 11, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Enjoy a day of festive family fun at three historic estates in Milton. Tickets provide admission to the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum, the Forbes House Museum, and the Eustis Estate. Each location will have a unique experience with holiday-themed activities and seasonal refreshments.
  • The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum will have botanical ornament-making, gingerbread cookie decorating, animal visits, a photo booth, garden strolls and tours of the holiday-bedecked mansion.
  • The Eustis Estate will have storytime with Santa from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., holiday crafts, and the decorated mansion open to explore.
  • The Forbes House Museum will have holiday crafts, stories at the Lincoln Cabin, a hot chocolate bar in the historic barn, and the house open for tours.
Most activities will be outdoors. Masks are required for any indoor visits.
For tickets, use this link.
Members $20
Nonmembers $25Children under 18 $10
Ticket includes admission to the festivities at all three historic estates.
For more information call 617-333-0924 x22.



Final Second Saturday and Sunday Open Hours of 2021

Thursday, 04 November 2021 14:34

Don't miss the final Second Saturday and Sunday Open Hours of 2021; November 13 & 14, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This month, we will offer extra open hours for one last weekend in 2021. These "second weekend" open hours have given families or small groups a chance to enjoy a visit with the Wakefield animals, take a stroll through the gardens or bring a DIY-picnic to enjoy in a spot of their choice. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22. Read more...

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Join us for Fall Foliage Family Fun Days - Nov. 6 & 7

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13:25

Enjoy nature's autumn display while enjoying a leisurely socially distanced visit and/or DIYpicnic during this year's Fall Foliage Fun Days Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7 from 10 am- 3pm. We'll have fun fall-focused activities for all ages including a return of our popular "make-it station," scavenger hunts, seed and leaf collecting, phenology walks, mandela making, leaf-rubbing, visits with the Wakefield animals, and more.

Registration not required but appreciated at this link or by calling 617-333-0924 x22. Suggested donation $5-$10 per adult.

The Wakefield Arboretum is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.




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