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Historic Houses Open for Public Tours

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The Bradford and King Caesar Historic Houses open for tours on June 5, 2020. They will be open on the following schedule:

  • Month of June: Fridays and Saturdays, 1pm-4pm.
  • Months of July – September 19: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 1pm-4pm. [CLOSED July 4]
  • Select Saturdays throughout Fall 2020 (Oct. 10, Nov. 7)

Featured This Year at the Bradford & King Caesar Historic Houses:

  • The Bradford House features the exhibition, Four Bradford Daughters: Lives Well Lived. Contemplate the tumultuous changes of the 19th century, as experienced by the Bradford women. This is a museum-style, gallery exhibition and is self-touring.
    • A small changing exhibition at the Bradford House entitled, “Coming to a Pilgrim Town” will feature souvenirs from Duxbury’s tourist eras. This exhibition compliments the 2020 special exhibition on display at the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House (479 Washington Street), entitled “”Creating a Legacy: 400 years of Duxbury & the Pilgrims.”
  • The King Caesar House is a historic house museum, the home of Ezra Weston II, Duxbury’s largest shipbuilder. Furnished with antiques and maritime treasures exemplifying Duxbury’s shipbuilding era. Visitors may also stroll the grounds, including the remnants of King Caesar’s wharf, now called Bumpus Park.
    • 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.

New This Year at the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House (DRHS Headquarters, 479 Washington Street, Duxbury):

  • New Exhibition: “Creating a Legacy: 400 years of Duxbury & the Pilgrims.” On view from May 28 – September 19, a special exhibition in honor of 2020’s 400th anniversary commemorations in Plymouth. Since its founding as the second Pilgrim settlement, Duxbury’s residents have continuously invoked the town’s Pilgrim history, for a variety of reasons. From William Brewster’s Puritan spoon, to modern day souvenirs, this exhibition explores the discovery of items left behind, as well as those created to craft the legacy of Duxbury’s Pilgrim past. Open free to the public, Monday-Friday, 10 am – 3 pm.

 

For more information, including hours and admission, please visit: https://duxburyhistory.org/visit-historic-houses/

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Date & Time

June 5, 2020 - September 19, 2020 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

The Bradford and King Caesar Historic Houses open for tours on June 5, 2020. They will be open on the following schedule: Month of June: Fridays and Saturdays, 1pm-4pm. Months of July – September 19: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 1pm-4pm. [CLOSED July 4] Select Saturdays throughout Fall 2020 (Oct. 10, Nov. 7) Featured This Year…