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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.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday and our annual Immigration Experience programing for local elementary school students, our open hours will be altered on the following days:

Monday, May 20 – Wednesday, May 22: Late Opening for Self-Guided Tours and Gallery Open Hours  (12:30 – 4:00)

Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27: No Self-Guided Tours or Gallery Open Hours

Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29: Late Opening for Self-Guided Tours and Gallery Open Hours (12:30 – 4:00)

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

Self-Guided Tours of the Mansion

Sunday – Wednesday, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Docent-Led Tours of the Mansion
By Appointment, Please call 413-322-5660

The Museum is closed on Fridays

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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