Tour Summer Homes of Fair and Famous Bostonians

Cohasset Historical Society
106 South Main Street
Cohasset, MA 02025
Phone: 781-383-1434

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Henry David Thoreau was one of the first to write of the beauty of Jerusalem Road after he walked along the shoreline in 1851. By the 1870s, with fortunes being made in industry, Bostonians with new wealth sought an escape from the city's heat. Like Thoreau, they became entranced by all that Cohasset offered as a summer resort. Many built “summer cottages” along Jerusalem Road. Arthur Warren, a reporter for the Sunday Herald, wrote in his 1887 article, "Summer Homes of Fair and Famous Bostonians," of the town’s beauty, the magnificence of the large summer estates, and the fortunate people who spent their summers here. 

We welcome you to take the tour and imagine life in Cohasset during the Gilded Age of the 1880s.

You are invited to the Society’s Pratt Building at 106 South Main Street to view a full exhibit based on Arthur Warren's Sunday Herald article and enjoy some light refreshments.
This tour is a rain or shine event. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. 

House Tour Tickets $50 - 4 ways to purchase tickets
Mail a check payable to Cohasset Historical Society to PO Box 627, Cohasset, MA 02025
Visit the Society at 106 South Main Street, Cohasset.
Purchase tickets at Cohasset retailers:  Buttonwood Books and Toys, Darilynn’s, and Fleming’s.
Purchase online by clicking here: