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Gropius House

68 Baker Bridge Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-3105
+1 781-259-8098
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I have been driving by the exit for the Gropius House for years. This weekend at the last minute a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John G
Poorly Managed

At least we found out online that tours were hourly: we arrived well ahead, but there were no signs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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This minimalist masterpiece was built by the founder of the Bauhaus movement. Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Modest in scale, the 1938 Gropius home was revolutionary in impact. It combined the traditional elements of New England architecture -- wood, brick, and fieldstone -- with innovative materials rarely used in domestic settings at that time -- glass block, acoustical plaster, and chrome banisters, along with the latest technology in fixtures.In keeping with Bauhaus philosophy, every aspect of the house and its surrounding landscape was planned for maximum efficiency and simplicity of design. The house contains an important collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer made in the Bauhaus workshops.With all the family possessions still in place, the house has an immediacy rarely found in house museums.
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68 Baker Bridge Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-3105
+1 781-259-8098
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been driving by the exit for the Gropius House for years. This weekend at the last minute a friend and I decided to visit the Zimmerman House in Manchester NH. well it being leaf peeping season Zimmerman House was booked. So I thought...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At least we found out online that tours were hourly: we arrived well ahead, but there were no signs anywhere once you parked regarding where to buy a ticket or make reservations, and when finally the guide came up, most of the group hadn't reserved...More

Thank MHCalum
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful house! If you are at all interested in architecture, this is a place you must visit. Walter Gropius is one of the most important figures in the development of modern architecture, having founded the Bauhaus and moved to America to teach, fleeing...More

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have been members of Historic New England for many years. It is a great deal. $60.00 a year for a family membership that allows you to visit their 37 properties as many times as you like during your membership year. A membership would cover...More

Thank bcnett
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The house is fascinating. Our guide was personable & extremely knowledgeable. The tour was just the right amount of time. If you are a fan of architecture, do not miss this!

Thank jannpatterson
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the home & enjoyed seeing the home Walter Gropius built in 1938. Mary was our informative guide & it was enjoyable. He was ahead of his time & most original items are still in place.

Thank Dreijunge
Reviewed 23 June 2017

For those who are into contemporary architecture, not to be missed when you are in Boston. Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was the founder of the German Bauhaus School, who, along with Frank Lloyd Wright is recognized as one of the founders of modernist architecture. Built...More

Thank MainelyContemporary
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My husband and I have lived in a neighboring town for 25 years and finally decided to check this place out. We had peeked into the house about 20 years ago with my mother and it was closed, leaving my mother sorely disappointed. Nonetheless we...More

Thank Carrie057
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My adult son had always wanted to go. I am so glad I went along. Great tour with so much information. Such beautiful design. We got a 2 for 1 ticket price because we had also been to the de Cordova Museum & Sculpture Garden.

1  Thank LLA1960
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Sure, there are other examples of this kind of architecture, but this is the epicenter - patient #1 - the first... and preserved. If you're in the area, worth a stop. Wouldn't bring small children (we did and it was okay - but not relaxing...More

1  Thank Margit G
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