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When did Historic New England acquire the Clemence-Irons House?

Historic New England acquired the house as a gift from the Sharpe family in 1947.

When did the Clemence and Irons families live in the house?

The Clemence family owned the house from 1691 until 1740. When ownership passed out of the Clemence family, the house sat on 300 acres. Over the next century the farm was operated by tenant farmers and then the Sweet family. In 1855 the house was passed on to Ellen Irons. She lived there until her death in 1937.

Where do I park when visiting Clemence-Irons House?

Parking is allowed on the street in front of the house.

How do I become a member of Historic New England and get more involved?

Join Historic New England now and get involved in preserving and celebrating the region's heritage. To join, call the Membership Office at 617-994-5910 or join online.

Can I take photographs at the Clemence-Irons House?

Visitors are welcome to take personal photographs of the exterior of the Clemence-Irons House. Members of the media should visit the press room. Visitors can arrange in advance to request required permission to take interior photographs for personal use.  Permission is not guaranteed and cannot be given on arrival, so please contact the site staff well in advance of your visit.

Do we need to take a tour or can we just look around?

All visitors to the house receive a guided tour.