Shirley-Eustis House, Boston

3.8
Built in 1747, Royal Governor William Shirley's Georgian mansion is one of the only remaining country houses in America built by a British Royal Colonial Governor. The home later belonged to William Eustis, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was the site of the 1824 fete for the Marquis de Lafayette.

Tours are available year-round by appointment. During our summer season (Memorial Day-Columbus Day) we also offer guided tours of the historic home Thursdays through Sundays from 1-4 pm.

Additional parking is available behind the Ralph Waldo Emerson School (now Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter school) directly across from Shirley Place.
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  • The historian was exceptionally welcoming and informative. Limited parking, but not busy. History lesson was very valuable. Furniture was not original, but of the period.  more »
  • We were welcomed by the gracious director, Una MacMahon, and the vivacious historian Jennifer on a private April visit. The house is one of the last vestiges of Roxbury's rural past when this mansion ...  more »
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  • We stopped by on the midnight architectural tour by bike, around 5am, and learned some history and enjoyed being among their remaining orchard trees. Lovely place from what I know of it.
  • Was lucky to get a tour, Sam was an excellent guide. This is a national treasure and as worthy of your time as the Freedom Trail.

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