Join one of our knowledgeable docents for a tour through the first and second floors of the Loring Greenough House. Stroll from room to room over beautiful rugs and hardwood floors. Admire portraits and landscape paintings as well as antique architectural features and design choices. Learn about the house itself, the previous residents of 12 South Street, the fascinating purposes the house has had other than private residence, and the story of a local women’s club that swooped in to save the house from demolition in 1924.
- House open for walk-in tours each Sunday from 1 to 4 pm
- Tours given on the hour–1pm, 2pm, and 3 pm each Sunday (please email to confirm we will have tours on major Sunday holidays)
- Donation of at least $5 per person requested
- Tours on other days available by appointment
- Masks optional
The last surviving 18th-century residence in Sumner Hill, a historic section of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, the Loring Greenough House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated both a Massachusetts Landmark and a Boston Landmark.
Visitors are welcome to picnic and relax on the lawn during daylight hours.
The house and grounds are available for event rentals. Meetings, community gatherings, parties, and weddings can take place inside the house among period furnishings or outside on the lawn. Please visit the Rentals page for more information.