In 1899, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow built The Pines, the first and only home they ever owned. Their home grew and changed along with them, but always served as the heart of this dynamic and enterprising family. Within its walls, Grace Dow raised their children and outside Herbert conducted experiments in fruit-growing and developed gardens, which continue to welcome guests today.
As a National Historic Landmark, The Pines welcomes visitors for guided tours and special events. The home, which is still filled with the Dow family’s furnishings, provides an intimate look into their life.



Multiple sessions every Thursday and Friday

Step into the world of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow when you tour The Pines, a National Historic Landmark. The home is still filled the treasures collected by the Dow family and trained docents will share the stories that make these artifacts come to life. Visitors will see books read by the Dow children and clothing worn by Grace Dow within the walls they called home. Tours last approximately one hour and will navigate stairs. (Just $5.00 for adults + admission | $3.00 for students + admission.)


The first Saturday of every month

Experience the 1899 home of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow at your own pace during Self-Guided Saturday! Docents will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about this National Historic Landmark. (Just $5.00 for adults + admission | $3.00 for kids 6-17 + admission | Free for ages 5 and under.)

Participants may register for 1 of 4 time slots, as available (reservations recommended).

Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour. A short (.25 mile) walk through Dow Gardens is necessary to access the home. Due to the historic nature, the building is not handicap accessible. No high heels, please.