Explore this Gilded Age family “cottage” with a guide who will share family stories, and tell you about how Naumkeag was built, who visited, and how the family used the house. Visit the public spaces, including the family and guest bedrooms, as well as behind-the-scenes spaces like Joseph Choate's office. learn how the family entertained their guests, and why they built Naumkeag as a place of refuge and retreat. NOTE: The house is not wheelchair accessible, and the tour involves climbing stairs.
Mabel Choate collaborated with landscape architect Fletcher Steele for nearly 30 years in the creation of the world-renowned gardens and views at Naumkeag. The gardens at Naumkeag are a must-see site for anyone interested in modern landscape design; everyone who sets foot in them will experience the magic captured in these unique historic gardens. NOTE: The property is not wheelchair accessible and the tour involves climbing stairs and walking on paths that are sometimes hilly and/or uneven. NOTE: The property is not wheelchair accessible, and the garden tour involves walking on uneven terrain, up steep inclines, and climbing stairs.