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 critics of the day called Tiffany’s “astounding 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 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.


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Boston’s Tiffany Treasure and A National Historic Landmark

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News and Events

Facade Restoration wins 2014 Preservation Award

The Massachusetts Historical Commission has recognized the Ayer Mansion Facade Restoration Phase I with a 2014 Preservation Award. Many thanks to the Massachusetts Historical Commission, our preservation team and all our supporters!

Summer Wednesdays:

Social History Tours of the Ayer Mansion

July 23 and now July 30, 2014

11:00 AM - Noon

Looking for something fun to do on a summer Wednesday morning? Join us for a tour and then take in lunch nearby. 

During select Wednesdays in July, Preservation Advisor for the Ayer Mansion, Jeanne Pelletier, will conduct tours of the house with a focus on its social and cultural history. 

Come for the lavish interior, but stay for the gossip!  For the full schedule of tours, including September and October, 2014, click here.

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

Photo:s this Page: Richard Cheek