The King Caesar House is open for museum tours on Fridays and select Saturdays beginning on Friday, June 17.
Tours are limited to 12 people; advanced tickets required, $10/person.
- As always, regular season King Caesar House tours are free for DRHS Members!
- EBT Card to Culture and OCHM Passport to History program participants are also admitted free. Just choose “EBT Card” or “OCHM Passport” at Checkout.
- Friday dates are for regular tours, offered at 11:00am and 1:00 pm.
- Tours must be booked 24 hours in advance to ensure proper staffing.
Special themed tours are offered on select Saturdays at 11am and 1pm:
- 7/9 & 8/13 – Women in the King Caesar House – From a female head of household to domestic servants, King Caesar House has been home to many women over the years. Join DRHS Archivist and Historian Carolyn Ravenscroft to examine their lives and occupations.
Click your desired date and time in the links below to purchase tickets.
About the House: This Federal mansion was built in 1809 for Ezra and Jerusha Weston. Ezra Weston II, was known as “King Caesar” for his worldwide preeminence as a shipbuilder and merchant. Weston’s enterprise dominated Duxbury in the early 19th century with a large portion of the population employed in the Weston shipyards, farms, wharves, mill, ropewalk, or aboard Weston’s fishing schooners and merchant fleet. Ezra Weston’s ship Hope, built in 1841, was then New England’s largest vessel.
The house is presented for tours as it appeared in the 1820s. The house is noted for its rare French scenic wallpapers, portraits of sea captains, and 19th century furnishings. In the 20th century, the house was the headmaster’s house for the Powder Point School for Boys, and later, was the home of Austrian painter Elisabeth-Weber Fulop. On your visit, stop at Bumpus Park across the street, the remnants of King Caesar’s wharf and today a beautiful, waterfront park.
Location: 120 King Caesar Road, Duxbury, Massachusetts.