It is our sincere hope, as ‘Wistariahurst’ has served our family, it may now continue to serve our community. – Katharine “Kitty” Skinner
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:
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.
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.
The Carriage House Visitor’s Center & Holyoke History Exhibit at Wistariahurst is open:
(Home of the famous Holyoke Frog Circus)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday – Friday
Guided House Tours will resume in spring 2017
Wistariahurst administrative offices are open for inquiries, program registration, deliveries, and more
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday