The Ayer Mansion



Boston’s Tiffany Treasure

Built between 1899 and 1902 for businessman and art collector Frederick Ayer, the Ayer Mansion is the country’s only surviving residence created by famed American artist and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany. 

Named a National Historic Landmark in 2005, the Ayer Mansion exemplifies what one critic of the day called Tiffany’s “dumbfounding versatility.”  At the Ayer Mansion, Tiffany-designed stone and glass mosaics, graceful metalwork, Favrile glass vases, custom furniture, intricate plaster work, elaborate stained glass windows, and unexpected architectural flourishes all work together to create a cohesive masterpiece.

For more than 15 years, the Campaign for the Ayer Mansion has been restoring and preserving this singular treasure.  Now home to the non-profit Bayridge Residence & Cultural Center, the Ayer Mansion is open twice monthly for scheduled public tours and by appointment as well as during its annual lecture series and other public events.

Come experience Louis Comfort Tiffany’s vision for a grand Boston home.

News and Events

Next Available Tours

Sat., Jan. 10, 2015, 3:00 PM

Wed., Jan. 14, 2015, Noon

Our next available weekend tour is Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, and our next available weekday tour is Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.  Both tours  will be lead by our Preservation Advisor, Jeanne Pelletier. 

View the full Ayer Mansion tour schedule here.

Next Lecture

Tues., March 10, 2015, 6:00 PM

The Highs and Lows of Boston’s Musical Scene: Thoughts on Four Decades of Writing about Music

Lloyd Schwartz, Classical Music Critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, and Classical Musical Editor of The Boston Phoenix reminisces about journalism and the best and least successful musical performances in Boston.  More information and tickets. 

Thank You for your Support

Many thanks to those who donated to the Campaign and attended our events in 2014.

Please consider the Campaign as you make your year-end contributions. Click here to donate on-line. 

The Ayer Mansion is a proud recipient of a 2009 Save America’s Treasures grant. 

Photo:s this Page: Richard Cheek


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Boston’s Tiffany Treasure and A National Historic Landmark

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