The Stevens-Coolidge Place

The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover: Address, Phone Number, The Stevens-Coolidge Place Reviews: 4.5/5

The Stevens-Coolidge Place
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Enter a world of early 20th-century country elegance at a former farm-turned-estate, where refined interiors are complemented by an array of lovely gardens.
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bobberanne
Boston, MA10 contributions
The price of conservation
May 2021 • Couples
Fyi. This property, owned by Trustees of Reservations has recently been renovated. It is no longer open access to the grounds Access is now from busy Chickering Rd, with on site parking, a visitor center and more restrooms. The grounds and gardens, once lovely, have been upgraded; spectacular for the tulip season. (Although admission to view at their peak was by paid tickets for all). A ticket is required to enter, which is complimentary for Trustees members, otherwise paid for the public. Hours are not unlimited.
Written May 19, 2021
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Donna V
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Winterlights at Stephen Coolidge in North Andover
Dec 2019
Disappointed. First and Last visit for Winterlights. Very overpriced. Terrible Muddy Grounds or some icy wood planks to walk on. Overpriced snacks, $4 for an instant hot chocolate in paper cup !! 2 Craft vendors in shed. Not enough to see for too much money. You can see it in 15 minutes. No holiday flowers, no luminaries as I heard of years past. No music playing, $36 for two adults, way too much for what was there. Police man in cross walk trying to help people cross the street was nearly run over twice in front of us by speeding people racing to a crosswalk. Save your money and drive through a lit up neighborhood.
Written December 15, 2019
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Christine D
Salem, MA42 contributions
Beautiful Gardens, Lovely Old Home
Aug 2019
I visited the Stevens Coolidge Place on the one day in August when they open the house for tours. The gardens are open most of the time, and they are well worth a visit or a picnic. The old plantings are gorgeous as are the new, and everything is well tended. I was able to take a landscape tour after my house tour and I found that it really enhanced my enjoyment. The property was originally acquired by the Stevens family in 1729, and farmed by that family for six generations. Helen Stevens, the last of the line, lived there with her husband, diplomat John Coolidge. She made it her life's work to remodel and keep up the house until she finally passed it on to the Trustees of Reservations who own it today. The home is filled with the couple's possessions and collections. It is well worth the tour if you are in town during the infrequent open house. Check ahead. Be sure to take a walk down the street to the town common, and have an ice cream at the local parlor!
Written October 6, 2019
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Katherine A
Boston, MA3 contributions
Winterlights 2018
Dec 2018 • Family
The Winterlights was a very expensive 15 minutes (stretching it) to see very, very little. As members of the Trustees we received $10 off of a $40 entry fee for two adults. Then you follow lit bags on the ground (luminaries) through an old short greenhouse with some lights and poinsettias with cacti; then go into a garden with a modestly decorated tree with pretty hanging lights on surrounding branches, then onto a wooden walk way over mud to visit a campfire (best part of the walk), then under a short lit tunnel and a bit more walking with minimal lights. A series of wooden reindeer are available on the walk for children to fulfill a treasure hunt. A building with what looked like a throne area for Santa but he wasn't there. Carolers singing occasionally. A trailer available to buy expensive treats. Really, for $20 a person imagining that the family in front of us with 4 kids spent big bucks, I'd say at least offer free hot chocolate. AND you are not able to go in the house to see the heritage house. This was a once and done experience for us.
Written December 31, 2018
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TravelinJoe47
Massachusetts401 contributions
Lights! Lights!! Lights!!!
Dec 2018 • Solo
Stevens-Coolidge ran its annual Winterlights activity. While the wind chill kept the numbers down, if you were bundled warmly the cold was no an issue. I managed to guide my way through the lighted bags on the path. For my second walk, I set up my tripod to shoot the lights. Staff was extremely friendly and supported despite they had to be frozen standing around. If you are in the area, check it out.
Written December 8, 2018
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PaleoGypsy
Philadelphia, PA1,973 contributions
A Relaxing Stroll
Sep 2018 • Couples
This attraction is FREE. Parking is located across the street. Lavatories are available. There are some different,interactive activities here for the various age groups that visit. There are LOTS of photo ops available. This is a wonderful place to visit.
Written September 10, 2018
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Gabriella Goodwin
Boston, MA77 contributions
Perfect way to spend a free hour or two in some beautiful gardens.
Aug 2018 • Couples
You can even pick your own bouquet, play cornhole, or relax and get some sun... especially on a beautiful day!
Written July 31, 2018
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TimOBoston_Mass
Andover, MA527 contributions
Beautiful Peaceful & relaxing
Aug 2017 • Family
We were lucky enough to visit the gardens on a beautiful day and cut some flowers that are great. Free parking across the street, not crowded and nice place to spend some time relaxing. A few had a blanket and chairs set out and were enjoying the space. And they had games left out for kids to play with. Enjoy it.
Written August 31, 2017
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CMC_2012
Haverhill, MA1,704 contributions
Fun Trails in North Andover
May 2017 • Couples
What a hidden gem the Stevens-Coolidge Place is. Trails are maintained and provide a wonderful nature walk!
Written July 14, 2017
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omn2162
Lanikai, HI93 contributions
Very interesting
Jul 2017 • Solo
Was walking be and they were having tours of part of the home. You can make a donation.
Each room had a volunteer explains about the room and the owners.
Written July 8, 2017
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