The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Historic Houses Open for Tour Season

DRHS Historic Houses Open for the Public Tour Season

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Thursdays through Saturdays, from July 5 through the end of August. Houses will be available select Saturdays in fall 2018.

DRHS Members tour for free! More information on hours and admission at


The Re-imagined Bradford House

View the exhibition: Four Bradford Daughters: Lives Well Lived, a self-touring, gallery-style installation in the family home. Contemplate the tumultuous changes in 19th century life, experienced by the Bradford women. Features family-friendly and hands-on activities. Introductory video available. The Bradford House has undergone a multi-year project to #ReimagineBradford, focused on critical repairs to the house and the revitalization of the family history to create an inclusive and dynamic experience.

New This Year: a special exhibition on Duxbury’s Women at Sea, featuring the story of several local women who ventured forth during Duxbury’s maritime heyday.


The King Caesar House

A guide-led experience through the home of Ezra Weston II (“King Caesar”), Duxbury’s largest shipbuilder and business tycoon. The historic rooms are furnished with antiques and maritime treasures exemplifying Duxbury’s boom during the shipbuilding era. View the two parlors with their extraordinary block-printed wallpapers. An introductory video is available and you can stroll the grounds and gardens, including the remnants of King Caesar’s wharf, now called Bumpus Park.

New This Year: view the newly installed first floor bedchamber and see King Caesar’s Counting Rooms, now installed in the Potter Gallery. Caesar’s Counting Rooms were the heart of his business and an important addition to the historic house experience.

Designed & Developed by Niki Brown