Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

286 Waverley Avenue, Newton, MA 02458

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Step back in time with fun games, multimedia and audio programs, hands-on activities, and 100-year-old specimen trees. Gain insight into today's issues of equality, sustainability, politics and protest. Built in 1734, the site explores the lives and contributions of three families over three centuries. The Durant story investigates colonial life and the events leading up to the American Revolution. The Kenricks were leaders in the horticultural revolution and the abolition movement in the nineteenth century. The Dewings were pioneers in historic preservation. The tranquil grounds showcase remnants from the Kenrick's booming nineteenth-century nursery, which introduced fruit and ornamental tree varieties still enjoyed today.

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