Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

286 Waverley Avenue
Newton, MA  02458

The exterior of the newly-restored Durant-Kenrick House.About the Museum

At the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, you don’t just look at history—you try it out for yourself. 

NOTE: The Durant-Kenrick House is currently closed to visitors. Based on City of Newton recommended guidelines and in line with guidance from the Commonwealth, we are doing our part to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. See the City of Newton website for up to date health information.

Here you’ll find . . .  

  • A 1734 farmhouse, restored and renovated in 2013 with the addition of a large, modern educational space  
  • A family-friendly museum with period rooms, interactive games and puzzles
  • A place to enjoy historic gardens and play outdoor games
  • Stories about colonial life, the Revolutionary War, slavery, abolitionism, the birth of American horticulture, and the historic preservation movement.  

A bedroom in the Durant-Kenrick House.On Exhibit at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

History of the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

Rent the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds



  • Wednesday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays 


  Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds  Combined Admission*   
Visitors 13 and over
 $6  $10

Newton residents

Students (K-graduate)





EBT Cardholder (up to 4 tickets)  $2  $4
Historic Newton members
Children 5 and under
K-12 Educators
NARM members
 Free  Free

*Combined admission to the Jackson Homestead and Museum AND the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds. Combined tickets are valid for one year, for one visit to each site.

A family explores one of the hands-on activities at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds.Directions

The Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds is the bright green house located on Waverley Avenue at the corner of Kenrick Street near Newton Corner.  

By Public Transportation:

  • Bus routes 52, 57, 504, 553, 554, 556, and 558 all stop within a twelve-minute walk of the museum.
  • For more information, please visit the MBTA website.

By Car:

The Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds is located at 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton, MA 02458.  Take Exit 17 from the Mass. Pike.


Bikes and a few cars may be parked in the lot adjacent to the building. Please do not park on the grass. There is ample additional on-street parking. Please park abutting our property, on the even side of Waverley Avenue and Kenrick Street (the same side as the house). No parking is permitted within five feet of a driveway. For larger events, please also park along the rest of the Waverley block and on the even side of Sargent and Kenrick Streets, closest to the house.