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It is our sincere hope, as ‘Wistariahurst’ has served our family, it may now continue to serve our community. – Katharine “Kitty” Skinner Kilborne

In keeping with the vision and legacy of the Skinners, particularly Belle and Katharine, who devoted much of their time and energy to bettering the lives of those in their home community of Holyoke, our programs and activities are designed in service to the City of Holyoke and its residents. We strive to offer exceptional educational opportunities of relevance to our community, support local artists and performers, bring outstanding cultural experiences to the community, and to be a resource for all.

There are many ways to experience Wistariahurst:

Our program calendar features workshops, lectures, concerts, tours, and more!

For more information on programs, tours, concerts, and other events please click here.

The Great Hall of Wistariahurst, home of William Skinner and his Family

Wistariahurst maintains a growing collection of documents, photographs, maps, and textiles which are available to researchers, educators, and the public.

To learn more about visiting our archives click here.

Carriage House Visitor’s Center & Holyoke History Exhibit
Home of the Famous Holyoke Frog Circus
Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Docent-Led Tours of the Mansion
Check out monthly calendar or by Appointment, Please call 413-322-5660

The Museum is closed on Fridays & Saturdays

Year Round Schedule

Gardens and Grounds
Dawn to Dusk Everyday

Administrative Offices
(For Inquiries, Program Registration, & Deliveries)
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The grounds of Wistariahurst encompass three acres of historically-inspired and lovingly restored gardens maintained by a talented team of volunteers. Click here to learn more.

Wistariahurst grounds and gardens are always free and open dawn until dusk.

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