The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Historic Houses

Historic Houses Open for the Season on July 15, 2017

 

 

 

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The Re-imagined Bradford House

931 Tremont Street

The Bradford House opens July 15 with a brand new exhibition, Four Bradford Daughters: Lives Well Lived. Contemplate the tumultuous changes of the 19th century, as experienced by the Bradford women.

 

 

 

The exhibition is a self-touring, gallery style installation in the family home. Tour guides are available for more information, or just for a chat! The exhibitions feature family-friendly and hands-on activities. An introductory video is available. More information on the house available at: http://duxburyhistory.org/historic-houses/bradford-house/.

The Bradford House is not handicap accessible; there are uneven pathways as well as entry stairs. Accommodations can be made to give the tours on the first floor only. Parking for the Bradford House is available off of Tremont Street; an additional lot is available off of Harrison street (use caution: this is a dirt road). 

 

 

 

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King Caesar House

120 King Caesar Road

A guide-led experience through the home of Ezra Weston II (“King Caesar”), Duxbury’s largest shipbuilder, furnished with antiques and maritime treasures exemplifying Duxbury’s shipbuilding era. Introductory video is available. Stroll the grounds, including the remnants of King Caesar’s wharf, now called Bumpus Park. Introductory video available; family treasure hunts and Caesar’s Croquet are offered. More information on the house available at: http://duxburyhistory.org/historic-houses/king-caesar-house/.

The King Caesar House is not handicap accessible; there are uneven pathways as well as entry stairs. Accommodations can be made to give the tours on the first floor only. Parking for King Caesar House is available in the house’s driveway or along the water side of King Caesar Road. If you park in the driveway, please be sure to keep accessibility clear as this is a drive shared with neighbors. Thank you!

 

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Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House

479 Washington Street

The Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House, DRHS Headquarters, is open year round. Administrative hours are 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (M-Th). The first floor is open to the public, free of charge, and is self-touring. The first floor is handicap accessible.

Please note: the office is closed on Fridays, regular bank holidays, and for vacation during the week from Christmas to New Year’s. Because we are a small staff, we encourage you to call before visiting, to ensure someone is in the office.

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