Brook Farm Historic Site

Quick Facts

Brook Farm Historic Site

Massachusetts

(617) 698-1802

Map Directions

Things To Do

     

Overview

This National Historic Landmark is 179 acres of rolling fields, woodland and wetland and was the location of the experimental society of Transcendentalists who lived on the farm in the 1840's. Brook Farm is rich in social and intellectual history spanning four centuries and is the site of the best known cooperative community in American history. The site is a direct link to a movement that reshaped American religious, philosophical and even political life in the 19th century. Tours are offered periodically through the year.

Map of Brook Farm (MA)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.290080, -71.173050

READ MORE

Activities

  • Hiking

    There are periodic tours of the site, but walkers are welcome to explore the trails on their own.

  • Historic Sites

    Since 1972, the West Roxbury Historical Society has advocated for the preservation of the property and was the guiding force behind the passage of legislation to acquire the site. The Society continues to offer periodic tours of the site.

  • Picnicking

    Picnickers are welcome on the farm.

Directions

Driving

Brook Farm Historic Site is off Baker Street in West Roxbury, approximately 1/3 mile west of the VFW Parkway. Enter via the Gethsemane Cemetery access road at 670 Baker Street. Designated parking is available.

Public Transportation

MBTA: The #52 Dedham Mall-Watertown Square bus stops near the entrance.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(617) 698-1802

Links