#AdventuresAwait attraction of the week:
The Gropius House
68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, MA
LOCATION: From Route I-95/Route 128, take Route 2 West 4.5 miles to Route 126 South past Walden Pond. Take the second left on Baker Bridge Road. Gropius House is 0.5 miles on the right.
On-site parking is available in the upper and lower parking lots adjacent to Gropius House and the visitor center.
MBTA Commuter Rail on the Fitchburg Line to the Lincoln stop, 2.5 miles from Gropius House. Please note this line had been undergoing weekend maintenance so please check the schedule.
DESCRIPTION: Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He designed Gropius House as his family home when he came to teach architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Modest in scale, the house was revolutionary in impact. Gropius House is a National Historic Landmark.
Gropius House combined traditional elements of New England architecture—wood, brick, and fieldstone—with innovative materials including glass block, acoustical plaster, chrome banisters, and the latest technology in fixtures. It features a significant collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and fabricated in Bauhaus workshops. With the family’s possessions still in place, Gropius House has a sense of immediacy and intimacy. In true Bauhaus style, the house and its landscape exemplify maximum efficiency and simplicity.
SPECIALTY TOURS: We are happy to work with you to customize your experience. Some of our tours include: guided house tour, landscape tour, Twilight Tour, Ati’s Tour, and more!
Up to 10 visitors can tour the house with each guide; generally we can accommodate up to 30 visitors in the house in one hour. Accommodations can be made for larger groups.
Please note that the tour requires a considerable amount of standing and stair climbing. If members of your group need special assistance, please let the museum know in advance.
EVENT SPACE: Plan your special event at a Historic New England property and help support preservation of our region’s cultural heritage. Spanning four centuries and five states, Historic New England homes, farms, and landscapes make wonderful settings for your wedding, corporate event, or private party.