Assisting in preserving and interpreting the natural and cultural resources of Borderland State Park

Friends of 

Explore the history of the estate of Oakes and Blanche Ames while supporting Friends of Borderland State Park! Volunteer tour guides will tell the story of Oakes and Blanche Ames, the mansion and their love of nature. Only the Friends Mansion tours explore all three fully furnished floors, so don't miss your chance to discover the Ames Mansion.  

Tours run every 30 minutes, and each tour has a maximum of 15 people. For all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Tours are $10 per person, children and members are FREE.  Tickets for tours are sold only on the day of the tour in the Ames Mansion Gift Shop beginning at 11:30am.  Rain or shine.  For more information, please call Borderland State Park at (508) 238-6566 or contact us.

Gift Shop will be open at the Ames Mansion during these tour times.  

Cash or Credit Cards accepted.

PLEASE NOTE:  We offer the three-floor tours only.  If you would like to tour the historic Ames Mansion, DCR offers tours of the first floor only, multiple times a week.  On the first floor DCR tours, they provide more themed focused tours that elaborate on different 'chapters' of the Ames family story.  Due to the pandemic, to attend a FREE first floor DCR Mansion Tour, you must register in advance - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Please Note:  Masks will not be required, but are recommended.  If local, state or federal mandates change, we MUST abide by those mandates. If you plan on attending a tour and are not feeling well, for the saftey of all, please stay home and visit another time when you are feeling better.  Thank you for your cooperation.

2022 3-Floor Tour Dates

Sunday, August 7

Sunday, August 21

Sunday, September 4

Sunday, September 18

Sunday, October 16

Sunday, November 6

Sunday, November 20


Purchase tickets day of, in front of the Ames Mansion


T3- Floor Ames Mansion Tours