THE PINES OF DOW GARDENS

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.

TOURS

SELF-GUIDED SATURDAYS

First Saturday of the Month, March - November | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Step into the world of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow when you tour The Pines, a National Historic Landmark. The home is filled with treasures, collected by the Dow family, and trained docents will share the stories that make these artifacts come to life. You’ll visit the music room with its casket-style music box. View Herbert’s favorite chair next to a traditional inglenook fireplace. You’ll see books read by the Dow children and clothing worn by Grace A. Dow, herself.

Limited space, 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. Tours last approximately one hour and will include stairs.

Adults - $5.00 + admission. Children $3.00 + admission. Children (under 5) are free.

Multiple dates and times available throughout December.

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.