Things To Do


Activities AND PROGRAMS Bring Exhibits and Collections to Life

Museum exhibits and collections are brought to life through a full schedule of activities and programs. All ages are engaged, entertained, and enlightened by special family programs, such as craft making, art, colonial life activities, musical performances, and more.




 Wednesdays this Summer

Art on the Lawn

Every Wednesday July 11 – August 22, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Included with Museum Admission

Stop by each week and enjoy participating in an art activity out on our museum lawn lead by our amazingly artistic volunteer, Margot!  Each week will feature a new and exciting activity.  Give your child a chance to embrace his/her artistic side.

The fun will be held inside on wet weather days.



Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays this Summer

Colonial Games out on the Lawn

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays through August 4, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Included with Museum Admission

Learn how to play the same game that Colonial children played back when our nation was still young.  Try hoops, jumping rope, and nine pins.

Held inside on wet weather days.




Military History Day

MHD - 200 x 200 pxSaturday, July 14, 2018
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Patton Homestead and Archives
The Home of General George S. Patton and
Major General George S. Patton
650 Asbury Street, Hamilton, MA

General Admission is Free for everyone!
Tours of the Patton Family Archives are $20 per person

 Reserve an Archives Tour 

Military re-enactors, demonstrations, memorabilia, and military vehicles including a half track, heavy trucks, artillery, support equipment, and equipment displays!

Visit our Military History page for more information.





Brown Bag Lunch Series

Our Brown Bag Lunch Series 2017 – 2018 meets the 2nd Friday of the month.  Lunch and learn at the Wenham Museum!  Experts from a variety of fields will give a brief presentation on a number of historical topics as you enjoy a lunch that you bring from home.  Beverages and cookies will be provided by the museum.

Our Brown Bag Lunch Series will be on hiatus for the summer months.  Stay tuned here for our upcoming fall schedule.  Thank you to everyone who supported the series and made this new program a success.

Thank You to Our Sponsor:  Crosby’s Market, Hamilton, Mass. 




Preschool Programs 

Poppets Playdates and M is for Museum

The Wenham Museum offers recurring programs called “Poppets Playdates” and “M is for Museum” the second Friday of every month, designed for our preschool audience. Learn more about introducing the museum to your preschooler.


Please note: All Cancellations for paid programs made within three days of the program are nonrefundable.