Open House & Rusty Skipper Concert at the Mann House

Spend the afternoon with us at the Mann House, 108 Greenfield Lane during our Open House event. The Mann House will be open for tours from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM. There will also be a free (donations appreciated) concert on the grounds by the Rusty Skippers Band from 2 PM -3 PM. You may also enjoy a walk through the Scituate Garden Club Wildflower gardens. The Dingy Food Truck will be on site from 1 PM -4 PM with drinks, sandwiches and more for sale. Bring a blanket or chairs. Have lunch and spend the afternoon with us.

The Rusty Skipper Band made its debut in 1995 as part of the Cohasset Harborfest, at the enthusiastic suggestion of the late Rev. Ed Atkinson of First Parish in Cohasset. Fourteen adults marched in the parade that first year, and we were a ragtag group. Despite Rev. Atkinson’s sudden death that summer, or perhaps in his honor, the band continued, and since 1996, the Rusty Skipper Band has grown steadily, in numbers of musicians and performances, as well as in scope and difficulty of music and quality of musicianship. Yet we remain a quintessential community band.



Members: Free – just show membership card

Non-Members (per venue at Open House):

  • Each Historic Site: $3 per person, including Mann House tours
  • Museum admission: $5 per person
  • Not Open:
    • The Lighthouse
    • Cudworth House
  • Children under 16 & Military: Free

Here is a printable map of all of our sites.

Please note that the Scituate Lighthouse and the Cudworth House will be closed until further notice.

Open House 2024 Dates:

  • May 19
  • July 14
  • August 3 & 4 (Heritage Days)
  • September 15