The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House

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1113101115Acquired by the Society in 1997 through a community fundraising effort, the Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House is perhaps the most architecturally significant building in Duxbury.  Its construction, on a grand scale uncommon in houses of the area, was based on designs by Bulfinch and Asher Benjamin.

Nathaniel Winsor, Jr., a carver of figureheads by trade, inherited a thriving mercantile enterprise from his father.  The Winsor family built at least 40 sailing vessels in Duxbury including several large brigs which traded in ports around the world.  When the age of sail passed, the Winsors moved to Boston, began to acquire steamships, and ran one of the first regular clippership lines from Boston to San Francisco. For more history on Nathaniel Winsor, Jr., click here.

 
As the Society’s headquarters, the building houses our administrative offices and is used for educational programs, special events and meetin
gs.  The house is also available for private functions.  If you are interested in more information about holding your event at the Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House, click here.

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