tours and visits

Off Season (September through early June). Visits and guided tours by appointment only. Please call (617) 442-2275 or email us at for scheduling.

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and include 10 rooms* on two floors. The Mansion is only accessible by stairs.

*Please note: The Lafayette Bed Chamber is temporarily closed while undergoing refurnishing. 

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The orchards, gardens, and grounds are free and open to the public year-round, from dawn until dusk. 


  • $8 for adults

  • $5 for students, seniors (65+) and  local Roxbury & Dorchester residents

  • Free any season for members of the Shirley-Eustis House Association as well as active-duty military personnel and up to five of their family members. 

group tours

Group tours are available by appointment only. To inquire about availability and pricing please contact us at (617) 442-2275 or email                 

By touring the Mansion, Carriage House, and Grounds you agree to allow use of images intended for promotional use of the museum.  We respect your privacy so if you would like to opt out please let us know by contacting us with your name and the date and time of your visit.


Enjoy this c. 1989 YouTube video of home improvement television host Bob Vila touring the Shirley-Eustis House guided by then President Lynn Hoffman. 

The Mansion had only recently been restored and was sparingly furnished. One of the highlights of its collection was the decanter and two glasses used by William and Caroline Eustis to toast the Marquis de Lafayette during a fete celebrating his historic return to America in 1824. Mr. Vila generously donated the Eustis objects to the SEHA in 1985. 

Header Photo Credit: Magdelena Taber