238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Wistariahurst has been a focal point in the Holyoke landscape since 1874.
Once a private residence of the Skinner family, the house and gardens of Wistariahurst were a beloved place. In 1959, the property was donated to the City of Holyoke for cultural and educational purposes.
Wistariahurst Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property occupies an entire city block of nearly 3 acres of cultivated grounds and gardens, a recently restored and renovated Carriage House with a Gift Shop, and a twenty-six room mansion featuring parquet floors, vaulted ceilings, elaborate woodwork and a stunning Italianate music room that is a magnificant venue for concerts and performances. All of this is surrounded by a granite wall with iron fence work and two marble lions that have guarded the entrance for over 100 years.
Wistariahurst Museum has extensively expanded its programming held both in the buildings and on the grounds. The main entrance is located at the corner of Beech and Cabot Streets.
Hours of operation, admission information and a calendar listing of programs and events are available for you to plan your visit. The museum welcomes school groups and motor coach tour groups. We encourage you to make arrangements in advance by contacting us.