The Ayer Mansion



Boston’s Tiffany Treasure

Built between 1899 and 1902 for businessman and art collector Frederick Ayer, the Ayer Mansion is the only surviving residence created by 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 Public Tours

Sat., June 13, 2015, 3:00 PM Wed., June 17, 2015 12:00 PM

The next available public tours will be on Saturday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 17.  Both tours will be led by our Preservation Advisor, Jeanne Pelletier.

To check availability, RSVP (required), or view the full tour schedule, click here.

Evening Lecture

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Reception: 6:30 PM, Lecture: 7:00 PM

The Arts and Crafts

Movement in Boston

Join us to celebrate Preservation Month, and hear Maureen Meister, architectural historian and professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Tufts University, speak about how this very traditional style--with roots in England--was interpreted by Boston builders, craftsmen, and architects.  Program offered in conjunction with the Boston Landmarks Commission.  Free.

There are no seats remaining for this lecture. Please contact Georgina D’Cruz to inquire about a spot on our waitlist: 617-536-2586.

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

Ayer Mansion Photo:s this Page: Richard Cheek


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Boston’s Tiffany Treasure and A National Historic Landmark

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