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Private Tours & Programs

Note: due to COVID-19 the DRHS museums and buildings are closed to public traffic. Some outdoor private tours are still available and the DRHS Historian is available for private history zoom presentations. Please contact 781-934-6106 for more information. 


Now Booking Private Tours & Bus Tours – Available Year Round!

(Regular visitor information for the public historic house season can be found on our Visit Our Historic Houses page.)

Available Tours

The Re-imagined Bradford House:

Brand new exhibition! Four Bradford Daughters: Lives Well Lived. 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. Please note that the Bradford House is unheated and access is dependent on weather temperature.

Private Viewing with Tour Guide: $8 pp or $35 minimum. 15 person maximum per tour guide; $20 for each additional tour guide required. DRHS Member rates are available.

Private Viewing with Executive Director or Historian: $10 pp or $100 minimum. 15 person maximum.

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. Tours can access King Caesar year round.

Private Tour with Guide: $8 pp or $35 minimum. 15 person maximum per tour guide; $20 for each additional tour guide required. Member rates available.

Private Tour with Executive Director or Historian: $10 pp or $100 minimum. 15 person maximum.

Bus Tours of Duxbury:

You provide the small bus or mini-coach, we provide the tour guide! An exciting adventure through the historic and scenic spots in Duxbury, tailored to your needs and seasonal availability.

Private Tour with Tour Guide: $100 flat fee, for two tour guides.

Cemetery Tours:

Join DRHS Archivist & Historian, Carolyn Ravenscroft, on an exploration of Old Burying Ground or Mayflower Cemetery. Old Burying Ground is the oldest continuously-maintained cemetery in the U.S. and is the resting place of some Pilgrim settlers, including Myles Standish. Mayflower Cemetery, with its first grave dating to 1787, is the largest cemetery in Duxbury and contains many interesting Duxbury stories.

Private Tour with Historian: $10 pp or $100 minimum. 15 person maximum.

Private Programs:

Hosted at the Drew Archival Library or Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House, DRHS Archivist & Historian Carolyn Ravenscroft can present programs and lectures on a variety of topics, including:

  • 19th Century Spinsterhood
  • Abolition
  • The Bluefish River
  • Book Club, The Invention of Wings
  • Civil War Nursing
  • The Bradford Family Archives
  • Duxbury History

Private Program with Historian: $10 pp or $100 minimum. 30 person maximum.

For more information or to book a tour, please contact 781-934-6106 or email Cheryl, clalonde@duxburyhistory.org.