New Guidebook Explores the History and Beauty of New England and Hudson Valley Homes and Gardens

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Willit Mason selects 71 locations that travelers should visit

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Upon his many travels through the New England and Hudson Valley, Willit Mason was fortunate enough to witness the beauty and architectural attractions of its historic houses and gardens. He provides readers with the comprehensive background they need to appreciate the value of these locations in “Guidebook to Historic Houses and Gardens in New England.”

“Guidebook to Historic Houses and Gardens in New England” is a travel book that explores 71 historic New England and Hudson Valley houses and gardens, featuring an overview of each site’s history, owners, designers and contents.

This approach highlights the unique architectural and horticultural aspects of each location and enriches them with their fascinating human stories. The guide is organized by geographic locale and features maps to facilitate easy travel. He also includes helpful details of daily operations such as tours, hours, fees, etc.

“These homes and gardens are largely underappreciated despite their beauty and historical significance,” Mason said. “Guidebook to Historic Houses and Gardens in New England hopefully makes the public aware of these hidden gems often in their own backyards.”

As described in “Blue Ink Review,” “One could spend several happy months visiting the places Willit Mason describes in his useful guidebook: notable homes, stately mansions, formal gardens, art collections, ocean views, and much more… This is a comprehensive and well-researched guide.”

“Guidebook to Historic Houses and Gardens in New England”
By Willit Mason
ISBN: 9781532025402 (softcover), 9781532025419 (e-book)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Willit Mason is a retired physician and lover of American history and architecture. He would much rather be out in nature or in his garden than indoors in front of a computer screen. Mason currently resides in Massachusetts.

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