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Maine

Castle Tucker

2 Lee Street Wiscasset, Maine 04578

A time capsule of Victorian taste Wiscasset, Maine The Castle Tucker tour has been altered to maximize social distancing, and each tour is limited to six guests. Please read the “Know Before You Go” section below for more information on safety requirements. Advance tickets are required, and admission is free for Historic New England members. […]

Nickels-Sortwell House

121 Main Street (Route 1) Wiscasset, Maine 04578

A prime example of Federal architecture Wiscasset, Maine Nickels-Sortwell House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Nickels-Sortwell House is a National Historic Landmark and one of the region’s finest Federal-style houses. It epitomizes the brief period after the American Revolution when shipbuilding and the maritime trade brought wealth and sophisticated tastes to this coastal Maine […]

Marrett House

40 Ossipee Trail East Route 25 Standish, Maine 04084

Experience a New England classic Standish, Maine Marrett House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. In 1796 Daniel Marrett, a recent Harvard graduate, moved to Standish, Maine, to become the town minister. He bought the most imposing house in town to reflect his status as the community’s leading citizen. Three generations of Marretts remained there […]

Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center

5 Portland Street South Berwick, Maine 03908

Discover an author’s inspiration South Berwick, Maine Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Writer Sarah Orne Jewett was born in her grandparents’ eighteenth-century house. She lived there with her family until 1854, when they built a Greek Revival house next door. As Sarah gained attention as an […]

Hamilton House

40 Vaughan's Lane South Berwick, Maine 03908

Romancing the past South Berwick, Maine The Hamilton House tour has been altered to maximize social distancing, and each tour is limited to four guests. Please read the “Know Before You Go” section below for more information on safety requirements. Advance tickets are required, and admission is free for Historic New England members. Buy tickets […]

Sayward-Wheeler House

9 Barrell Lane Extension York Harbor, Maine 03911

Expect the unexpected York Harbor, Maine Sayward-Wheeler House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Sayward-Wheeler House overlooks the York River, which was ideal for shipping merchant Jonathan Sayward, who bought the house in 1735. A successful businessman, Sayward was a judge and leading citizen in York. He enjoyed great community respect, although his Loyalist views […]

New Hampshire

Rundlet-May House

364 Middle Street Portsmouth, N.H. 03801

Comfort, convenience, early innovations Portsmouth, New Hampshire Rundlet-May House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Merchant James Rundlet and his wife Jane built their home on a terraced rise and filled it with the finest furnishings available. It was both an urban showplace and home for the Rundlets’ large family. Rundlet-May House shows four generations […]

Governor John Langdon House

143 Pleasant Street Portsmouth, N.H. 03801

Experience grandeur Portsmouth, New Hampshire Due to COVID-19, only the grounds of Governor John Langdon House are open to the public, daily from dawn to dusk. Please visit in a group no larger than ten, wear a face covering, and maintain at least six feet of distance from others. There is no charge to explore […]

Jackson House

76 Northwest Street Portsmouth, N.H. 03801

Visit the oldest house in New Hampshire Portsmouth, New Hampshire Jackson House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. A National Historic Landmark, Jackson House is the oldest surviving wood-frame house in New Hampshire. It was built by Richard Jackson, a woodworker, farmer, and mariner. It resembles English post-Medieval prototypes, but is notably American in its […]

Gilman Garrison House

12 Water Street Exeter, N.H. 03833

An unusual monument to regional history Exeter, New Hampshire Gilman Garrison House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. In 1709 the Gilman family built a garrison, or fortified structure, near the banks of the Squamscot River, where they owned lucrative sawmills. The interior of this unusual building reveals walls constructed of massive sawn logs and […]

Barrett House

79 Main Street New Ipswich, N.H. 03071

Country elegance and a romantic story New Ipswich, New Hampshire Barrett House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Barrett House, also known as Forest Hall, was built c. 1800 by Charles Barrett Sr. for his son Charles Jr. and daughter-in-law Martha Minot on the occasion of their marriage. Its grand scale was encouraged by Martha’s […]

Massachusetts

Rocky Hill Meeting House

4 Old Portsmouth Road Amesbury, Mass. 01913

The center of the community, preserved Amesbury, Massachusetts Rocky Hill Meeting House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Rocky Hill Meeting House is one of the best preserved examples of an original eighteenth-century meeting house interior. The fact that it has served no active congregation since the mid-nineteenth century led to its remarkable state of […]

Dole-Little House

289 High Road Newbury, Mass. 01951

An early eighteenth-century survival Dole-Little House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Dole-Little House was built c. 1715 with materials salvaged from an earlier structure. Its first owner was Richard Dole, a cattleman, who built a two-room, central-chimney house with a small kitchen shed at the rear. This shed has since been replaced with a […]

Coffin House

14 High Road Newbury, Mass. 01951

Life at home over three centuries Newbury, Massachusetts Coffin House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Coffin House, occupied by the Coffin family over three centuries, reveals insights into domestic life in rural New England. The house, which contains the family furnishings, began as a simple dwelling built in the post-medieval style. Tristram Coffin and his […]

Swett-Ilsley House

4 High Road Newbury, Mass. 01951

The house that started it all Newbury, Massachusetts Swett-Ilsley House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. In 1911 Swett-Ilsley House became the first property acquired by Historic New England, just a year after our founding. The original portion, built in 1670 by Stephen Swett, was one room deep, and later additions more than doubled the […]

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

5 Little's Lane Newbury, Mass. 01951

A historic site for families Newbury, Massachusetts Due to COVID-19, only the grounds of Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm are open to the public, daily from dawn to dusk. Please visit in a group no larger than ten, wear a face covering, and maintain at least six feet of distance from others. There is no charge to explore […]

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

75 Eastern Point Boulevard Gloucester, Mass. 01930

A designer’s dream Gloucester, Massachusetts The Beauport tour has been altered to maximize social distancing, and each tour is limited to four guests. Please read the “Know Before You Go” section below for more information on safety requirements. Advance tickets are required, and admission is free for Historic New England members. Buy tickets now. Beauport, […]

Cogswell’s Grant

60 Spring Street Essex, Mass. 01929

A museum of American folk art Essex, Massachusetts Due to COVID-19, only the grounds of Cogswell’s Grant are open to the public, daily from dawn to dusk. Please visit in a group no larger than ten, wear a face covering, and maintain at least six feet of distance from others. There is no charge to […]

Gedney House

21 High Street Salem, Mass. 01970

Seventeenth-century Salem survives Salem, Massachusetts Gedney House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Salem shipwright Eleazer Gedney built the earliest portion of Gedney House in 1665. Originally the house was asymmetrical, with two rooms on the first floor, a single chamber above, and an attic with a front-facing gable. Significant renovations in 1712 and 1800 […]

Phillips House

34 Chestnut Street Salem, Mass. 01970

Explore a Chestnut Street mansion Salem, Massachusetts Phillips House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. In 1821 four intact rooms from an earlier house were transported by ox sled to Salem’s fashionable Chestnut Street to form the core of a new Federal-style mansion being built by Captain Nathaniel West. Nearly a century later, Anna Phillips […]

Boardman House

17 Howard Street Saugus, Mass. 01906

Remarkably intact for over 300 years Saugus, Massachusetts Boardman House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.  Built in 1692 for the family of William Boardman, a joiner, Boardman House survives remarkably intact from its original construction. With the exception of minor structural stabilization and repairs, the house remains unaltered since the early eighteenth century, providing […]

Cooper-Frost-Austin House

21 Linnaean Street Cambridge, Mass. 02138

The oldest house in Cambridge Cambridge, Massachusetts Cooper-Frost-Austin House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Cooper-Frost-Austin House is clearly documented as the oldest dwelling standing in the city of Cambridge. The same family owned it for more than 250 years. Built by Samuel Cooper in 1681, the house is one of the earliest examples of […]

Gropius House

68 Baker Bridge Road Lincoln, Mass. 01773

Experience a revolution Lincoln, Massachusetts The Gropius House tour has been altered to maximize social distancing, and each tour is limited to four guests. Please read the “Know Before You Go” section below for more information on safety requirements. Advance tickets are required, and admission is free for Historic New England members. Buy tickets now. […]

Codman Estate

34 Codman Road Lincoln, Mass. 01773

A family country house Lincoln, Massachusetts Due to COVID-19, only the grounds of the Codman Estate are open to the public, daily from dawn to dusk. Please visit in a group no larger than ten, wear a face covering, and maintain at least six feet of distance from others. There is no charge to explore […]

Lyman Estate

185 Lyman Street Waltham, Mass. 02452

A grand country estate Waltham, Massachusetts Due to COVID-19, only the grounds of the Lyman Estate are open to the public, daily from dawn to dusk. Please visit in a group no larger than ten, wear a face covering, and maintain at least six feet of distance from others. There is no charge to explore […]

Lyman Estate Greenhouses

185 Lyman Street Waltham, Mass. 02452

Beautiful plants, expert advice Waltham, Massachusetts The Lyman Estate Greenhouses are open only for the Open Air Marketplace, where you can shop for house plants every Tuesday through Saturday. Please visit in a group no larger than ten, wear a face covering, and maintain at least six feet of distance from others.  The Lyman Estate […]

Browne House

562 Main Street Watertown, Mass. 02472

The first fully documented restoration Watertown, Massachusetts Browne House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Built between 1694 and 1701 for a farming family, Browne House contains rare surviving architectural features from the late 1600s. In a near ruinous state when it was acquired by Historic New England founder William Sumner Appleton in 1919, the […]

Otis House

141 Cambridge Street Boston, Mass. 02114

Discover where Beacon Hill began Boston, Massachusetts Otis House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Otis House is the last surviving mansion in Bowdoin Square in Boston’s West End neighborhood. Charles Bulfinch designed the house for Harrison Gray Otis, a lawyer who was instrumental in developing nearby Beacon Hill, served in Congress, and was a […]

Pierce House

24 Oakton Avenue Dorchester, Mass. 02122

One of Boston’s last seventeenth-century houses Dorchester, Massachusetts Pierce House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Pierce House is one of the last surviving examples of seventeenth-century architecture in the city of Boston. Lived in by ten generations of one family, the house documents the building practices and tastes of the Pierces over three centuries. […]

Eustis Estate Museum

1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass. 02186

A marvel of the Aesthetic Movement Milton, Massachusetts The Eustis Estate tour has been altered to maximize social distancing, and each tour is limited to six guests. Please read the “Know Before You Go” section below for more information on safety requirements. Advance tickets are required, and admission is free for Historic New England members. […]

Quincy House

20 Muirhead Street Quincy, Mass. 02170

Meet a Revolutionary family Quincy, Massachusetts Quincy House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. This country estate overlooking Quincy Bay transports you to the Revolutionary War era and tells the story of a woman’s work to preserve her family’s history more than 100 years later. Revolutionary leader Josiah Quincy built the house in 1770. He […]

Winslow Crocker House

250 Main Street (Route 6A) Yarmouth Port, Mass. 02675

A collector’s creation Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts Winslow Crocker House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. In 1936 Mary Thacher had Winslow Crocker House moved six miles down the Old King’s Highway. Over ten months, the house was taken apart, beam by beam, and reassembled next door to her ancestral home in Yarmouth Port. She remodeled […]

Merwin House

14 Main Street Stockbridge, Mass. 01262

Experience tranquility in the Berkshires Stockbridge, Massachusetts Merwin House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. William and Elizabeth Doane purchased this handsome house in 1875 as their summer retreat. They named it “Tranquility,” as it overlooks a peaceful bend in the Housatonic River. During this period, Stockbridge, in the heart of the Berkshires, became a […]

Connecticut

Roseland Cottage

556 Route 169 P.O. Box 186 Woodstock, Conn. 06281

A colorful summer retreat Woodstock, Connecticut The Roseland Cottage tour has been altered to maximize social distancing, and each tour is limited to four guests. Please read the “Know Before You Go” section below for more information on safety requirements. Advance tickets are required. Admission is free for Historic New England members. Buy tickets now. […]

Rhode Island

Clemence-Irons House

38 George Waterman Road Johnston, R.I. 02919

One of the oldest houses in Rhode Island Johnston, Rhode Island Clemence-Irons House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Clemence-Irons House is both one of the oldest houses in the Ocean State and an important record of twentieth-century restoration methods. Built by Richard Clemence in 1691, it is a rare surviving example of a stone-ender, […]

Arnold House

487 Great Road Lincoln, R.I. 02865

History along the Great Road Lincoln, Rhode Island Arnold House is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Arnold House is a rare surviving example of a stone-ender, a once-common building type featuring a massive chimney end wall. Built by Eleazer Arnold in 1693, the house features stone work that reflects the origins and skills of the […]

Casey Farm

2325 Boston Neck Road Saunderstown, R.I. 02874

Experience history, explore the land Saunderstown, Rhode Island Casey Farm is currently open for the weekly Coastal Growers Market on Saturday mornings, and for guided landscape tours on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. In the eighteenth century, this property overlooking Narragansett Bay produced food for local and foreign markets. Today, farm managers […]

Watson Farm

455 North Road Jamestown, R.I. 02835

Explore the rich coastal farmland Jamestown, Rhode Island Before European settlement, the Narragansett tribe occupied Conanicut Island, clearing the land and planting crops. The resulting grasslands attracted colonial farmers for pasturing their sheep and cattle. In 1789 Job Watson purchased a piece of this rich farmland, and for the next two centuries five successive generations […]

Massachusetts

Coolidge Point: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial

9 Coolidge Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. 01944

History with a view Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts Coolidge Point is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. A waterfront estate established by descendants of Thomas Jefferson, Coolidge Point has been home to the Coolidge family since 1871. The family built the Brick House in 1968 in the neo-Georgian style, modeling it after George Wythe House in Williamsburg, Virginia. […]