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Mary Baker Eddy Historic House

400 Beacon St, Newton, MA 02467-1105
+1 617-278-9000
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Curiousity behind the iron fence

Always wondered what's behind the iron fence along Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill? Me too! I wish... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Newton, Massachusetts
Fantastic Hidden Gem!

You can arrange a free private tour and except for being a bit chilly, it is magnificent! The... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2016
Newton, Massachusetts
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Tour Mary Baker Eddy's last home, a large stone building originally built for a Boston family in the 1880s. When Mrs. Eddy purchased the home, she had it significantly renovated, adding a large addition to accommodate the needs of her growing staff. By the time she moved here, she was the recognized leader of a worldwide religious movement. She occupied a modest suite on the second floor, while most of the house served as executive headquarters for her to carry forward her work for the Christian Science movement. During her three years' residence here, she founded the international newspaper, "The Christian Science Monitor," still published today. She also made final revisions to her major work, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Guided tours year-round on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 48-Hour advance reservation required. $8 Suggested donation, children under 12 free.
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Jul 10, 2017
“Curiousity behind the iron fence”
Nov 15, 2016
“Fantastic Hidden Gem!”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
400 Beacon St, Newton, MA 02467-1105
+1 617-278-9000
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Always wondered what's behind the iron fence along Beacon St. in Chestnut Hill? Me too! I wish the tour -- which focuses on Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science had had more of a flair for history/architecture. But it's great to see behind the fence,...More

Thank Sarah41707
Reviewed November 15, 2016

You can arrange a free private tour and except for being a bit chilly, it is magnificent! The story of Mary Baker Eddy is one that would make any person and for me as a woman, especially proud.

Thank lynnthomas2016
Reviewed December 15, 2015

The place was dull and the furniture not interesting. The tour guide not very informative. The carriage house from the outside was beautiful. It is free and if you have time to kill give it a try. I would not make it a destination to...More

Thank ABC153
Reviewed December 11, 2015

So this is a drive-by site, take a quick look 'cause your not gettin' in. The real deal is to go to the Mary Baker Eddy Museum about a mile away next off Route 9 or better still to the Mother Church in Boston. Unless...More

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed November 25, 2015

i have lived in the area all my life, but never stopped to tour the MBE mansion. you have to make an appointment to see the inside, but the tour guide was right on time and did a great job showing us around. there were...More

Thank formerlegend
Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is in a beautiful setting right off of a major road. The architecture is beautiful and they have rooms to stay, a medical facility and apartments.

Thank GRITSMassachusetts
Reviewed June 30, 2015

At one time, Mary Baker Eddy was one of the most well known women in the world. This founder of Christian Science lived in Newton. Tours available by appointment.

Thank WifeyWonderful
Reviewed March 18, 2015

We signed up with another couple for a tour and a volunteer docent showed us all around. What a hidden treasure and what a story behind it all.

Thank lindadG7133ZZ
Reviewed December 2, 2014

Mary Baker Eddy was a fascinating person. This house was an important part of her life. We had an excellent docent who was a wealth of knowledge about Ms. Eddy and the religion she led. It was really interesting and informative. The grounds are also...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Mary Baker Eddy was one of the most well-known women of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. She became a New England icon, even as she established a religion now in many parts of the world. It's just so interesting to see where she lived during...More

Thank Dave S
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