Summer 2014 tours will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning June 27.
Fridays at 1 p.m.
Saturdays at 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., on the hour.
Group tours by appointment.
Adults $10, children ages 5-12 $5. Members free.
Docent-led tours of the Homer House feature a Homer family narrative with special emphasis on American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) and his early life in and career connection to Belmont, MA. Included in the tour is a viewing of this summer’s exhibit.
Winslow Homer’s Civil War
Winslow Homer, 1862, The Sharpshooter on Picket Duty
From 1861 to 1865, Winslow Homer served as a special artist/correspondent for the New York periodical, Harper's Weekly. This exhibit features original woodcut engravings on newsprint of Homer's battlefield, camp and home front illustrations. You will literally "step into the picture" of Homer's 1861 illustration, The War -- Making Havelocks for the Volunteers, which was set in the Homer House parlor.