August 20, 2020 – Eustis Estate Museum – Massachusetts

On Thursday Wilma, My Mom, and I Adventured to the Eustis Estate Museum in Milton, Massachusetts.  The Eustis Estate was built in 1878 and contains 80 acres, including the home designed by William Ralph Emerson.  The home was owned by William Ellery Channing Eustis, and remained in the family until 2012 when it was sold to Historic New England.  The Eustis Estate offers tours for a fee.

We had a lovely Adventure to the Eustis Estate Museum.  I was looking forward to visiting a new local estate and had emailed the Estate previously to ensure dogs were allowed on the grounds.  Upon arrival we immediately located a wild flower path scattered with Goldenrod and Queen Anne’s Lace, so beautiful!  We walked on the path enjoying the colorful flowers, the view of the Estate from afar, and of course enjoying great company.  We took many photographs and appreciated the picturesque footpath.  We soon discovered that this path looped back to the Estate.

From there we wandered over to the Estate walking around it and looking at the various details.  There was not much to see, but I admired the intricate characteristics of the structure, various colored bricks, brilliant arches, and a grand porch high above the ground.  We also observed some large trees on the property, likely ancient in years.  From there we strolled around the estate, locating what almost appeared to be a small orchard.  It was a little unclear in some locations where the property continued, but we walked as far as it seemed appropriate.  I think my favorite aspect of our visit to the Eustis Estate Museum was actually the flower path, definitely spectacular.  My only disappointment was a dog off-leash quite far away from the owners – in a leash required zone.  However, so glad we could visit the Eustis Estate (Rating:  Blog will not be rated as the indoors of the property was not visited).

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