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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

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.

JANUARY – MARCH, GUIDED TOURS OF WISTARIAHURST WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 413-322-5660 to for more information or to reserve a time.

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. Monday – Thursday

Guided House Tours (Approx 1 hour):

Sundays: 12noon, 1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Mondays & Tuesdays: 3 p.m.

Self-Guide Experience (including Gallery)

Sunday – Tuesday: 12noon – 4 p.m.

Wistariahurst administrative offices are open for inquiries, program registration, deliveries, and more

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

[email protected]

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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