Four ways to experience history at home

During this difficult time, Historic New England is committed to continuing to save and share our region's past. If you're looking to experience history from home, we're here to help. From animal webcams to virtual tour apps, here are four ways to connect with Historic New England from a distance.

For more information, read our most recently updated response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Meet Comet, the baby goat at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Something exciting happened this week at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. At 7:55 a.m. on March 15, we welcomed a new baby goat named Comet into the world!

See photos of Comet and her mom, Halley, and watch a livestream of the goat shed at the farm.

Share our online curriculum with young learners

If you have children home from school for the foreseeable future, explore our Family Ties Online Curriculum. These fun and educational activities use primary sources from the Historic New England collection and are divided into five sections: All About Me, Family Stories, House and Home, Faces, and Family Treasures.

Explore a historic house online

Exterior of the Eustis Estate

If you haven't been to the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts, or you've been meaning to visit again, you can do it from your computer or mobile device. Explore the elaborate Aesthetic Movement interiors of the 1878 mansion, and tour its Blue Hills-adjacent landscape, on the Eustis Estate app.    

Exterior of Gropius House

If you are a fan of Modernism, the Gropius House web app is a treasure trove of photographs, videos, guestbooks, birthday cards, and more that illustrate the life of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and his family. We launched the app last year in honor of the Bauhaus centennial.  

Thank you for being a part of the Historic New England community. Please consider supporting our mission so that we can continue to save and share New England's past through the projects above and many others.