Historic House

Historic House


Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House

Discover how families lived during three centuries-from the First Period to the Victorian era—in the Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the earliest dwellings on the North Shore. Of particular interest are the original Ogee braces, an architectural detail typically found in 16th-century English dwellings, and a 1724 woolen bed-rug made for a Wenham bride, the second oldest such rug known to exist in the United States. The Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House may be viewed by guided tour.

Guided Tours

Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Tours are included with museum admission.

 17th Century Saturdays 

Saturdays: June – September (2017 dates TBD)

Tour the museum’s 17th century house and discover how people lived, worked, dressed and played in New England for three centuries.