Home Sweet Home is The Trustees' FREE open house day. This year we are celebrating our “mavericks”--the independent minded, the free-sprits, the non-conformists, and the eccentrics whose legacies and stories infuse our cultural properties.
The bucolic setting of the William Cullen Bryant Homestead provided critical inspiration to one of America's foremost 19th-century poets and newspaper editors. A National Historic Landmark, you’ll discover colonial and Victorian pieces from the poet’s family, as well as exotic memorabilia from his extensive European and Asian travels. Outside, you can follow Bryant’s footsteps on this 195-acre pastoral estate, exploring 2.5 miles of hiking trails around the property and ponder how the landscape, portrayed in his poetry 150 years ago, helped inspire the 19th-century land conservation movement that involved Frederick Law Olmsted and his protégé Charles Eliot, founder of The Trustees.