Lyman Estate, Boston, MA
Online House Tour
The Lyman Estate, also known as “the Vale,” is a beautiful example of US country estate, and is a National Historic Landmark. Most recently, it was the perfect backdrop and filming location for the 2019 Greta Gerwig film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Following the 18th century English Naturalistic design,
Theodore Lyman commissioned famed architect Samuel McIntire in 1793 to design and build a Federal-style home for his family. In 1882 it was enlarged in the Victorian style and then remodeled in the Colonial Revival style in 1917. This expansive 37 acres include the magnificent gardens and greenhouses.
Join Royal Oak as we get a rare look into the estate with historic photos taken by a noted photographer in 1880, laid out to see the rooms “then and now” in matching photographs. We will tour the mansion hearing the fascinating history of the Lyman family and their architectural story.