Saturday, June 1, 2013
Visit many of Historic New England's properties for free on the first Saturday in June. From Maine to Rhode Island, learn about the people who lived in stone-enders, urban mansions, rural estates, and working farms during free guided tours at Historic New England’s house museums.
Taking photos? Upload them to Instagram with the tag #HistoricNE. Visitors are welcome to take photos of the exteriors of our properties. Interior photographs for personal use require advance permission.
Using Twitter? Tweet about your visit using hashtag #HNEopenhouse.
These house museums offer free tours on June 1. All tours are first-come, first-served. Unless otherwise noted, tours are offered on the hour, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last tour at 4:00 p.m.).
- Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, 1846
- Castle Tucker, Wiscasset, 1807
- Hamilton House, South Berwick, c. 1785
- Sarah Orne Jewett House, South Berwick, 1774
- Marrett House, Standish, 1789
- Nickels-Sortwell House, Wiscasset, 1807
- Sayward-Wheeler House, York Harbor, c. 1718
- Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House, Gloucester, 1907
- Boardman House, Saugus, 1692
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Browne House, Watertown, c. 1698
- Coffin House, Newbury, 1678
- Cogswell’s Grant, Essex, 1728
- Cooper-Frost-Austin House, Cambridge, 1681
Tours at noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
- Dole-Little House, Newbury, c. 1715
- Gedney House, Salem, 1665
- Gropius House, Lincoln, 1938
- Lyman Estate Greenhouses, Waltham, 1804
Open for shopping; no formal tours
- Merwin House, Stockbridge, c. 1825
- Otis House, Boston, 1796
- Phillips House, Salem, 1821
- Quincy House, Quincy, 1770
- Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, c. 1690
- Swett-Ilsley House, Newbury, c. 1670
- Barrett House, New Ipswich, c. 1800
- Gilman Garrison House, Exeter, 1709
- Jackson House, Portsmouth, 1664
- Governor John Langdon House, Portsmouth, 1784
- Rundlet-May House, Portsmouth, 1807
- Arnold House, Lincoln, 1693
- Casey Farm, Saunderstown, c. 1750
- Clemence-Irons House, Johnston, 1691
- Watson Farm, Jamestown, 1796