Naumkeag, the Gilded Age home in Stockbridge, MA, opened May 28, the most recent 70 properties of the Trustees of Reservations that are open to the public who live nearby. For the most part, only outdoor areas of these properties are open, and any food services are grab-and-go style.
Visitors from outside Massachusetts are asked to stay away for now; the governor has required a 14-day quarantine by people coming into Massachusetts before they may enter any public facility or attraction.
Other well-loved Trustees properties that are open on a limited basis now include the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, and World’s End in Hingham. Visitors must wear masks and keep distance from each other.
Crane Beach in Ipswich will be open to permit parking holders and Trustees members, only, for two weeks, through June 2, while the staff tests out the operations required to safely open the beach to the general public.
World’s End, deCordova, and Naumkeag will also book parking passes online but will operate using a pre-reserved timed ticketing option. Visitors will sign up to reserve a parking pass online to arrive within a specific window of time to ensure no more than half capacity.
People must have a parking pass to enter these sites.