August 5, 2020 – Lyman Estate – Massachusetts

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts.  The Lyman Estate is also referred to as the “the Vale”.  The home was built in 1793, owned by shipping merchant Theodore Lyman.  The home is a National Historic Landmark, and is rented for weddings, corporate events and also has a greenhouse on site.  Tours of the home are available, but may be offered on a limited basis due to COVID.  In addition the ballroom of the home was used for the 2019 film “Little Women”.

We had a relaxing Adventure to Lyman Estate.  We arrived to find just one car in the parking lot.  We decided to lounge in the shade for awhile as Wilma still appeared warm from our Adventure to Brookline Reservoir Park.  After cooling down we wandered around the property first viewing the gardens, which were highlighted by beautiful phlox.  We followed the garden to the greenhouse, which is currently closed due to COVID.  From there we headed to the front of the home to take some photographs.  The home was gigantic, and well maintained.  There was not much to see at the property.  We decided to enjoy one more lounge in the shade before heading home for the day.  Not the most appealing location, but nice to cross another National Historic Landmark off the list.  Glad we could Adventure to Lyman Estate (This Adventure will not be rated as only the grounds were explored).

 

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