The Pierce House, constructed in 1683, was occupied by ten generations of the Pierce family before it was acquired by Historic New England in 1968. Over that nearly 300-year period the appearance of the house changed dramatically as generations of Pierces left their mark — expanding and adapting the building to accommodate changing ideas about space, function, comfort, privacy, cleanliness, and fashion. This virtual tour invites you to visualize the house as the Pierces first built it and then to observe its later configurations. The tour also highlights features that reveal the various stages of the house over time. These features, commonly found in New England houses built between the seventeenth and the nineteenth centuries, tell the story of three centuries of New England architecture.
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