CELEBRATING A CENTURY! Join us as we open our newest exhibition, Celebrating a Century: Our Stories and Yours and launch our 100th anniversary year.  Our Opening Reception is this Thursday, September 29th from 5 – 7 p.m. with special guest Lea Rutledge.  A Suggested Donation of $20 per person is encouraged to attend.
MUSEUM HOURS:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  From May 15 – Sept. 15, the museum is closed on Sundays.  Face coverings are optional when visiting the museum. Reservations are not required to visit the Wenham Museum.  However, if you wish to reserve in advance, you may by clicking here.

Groups

The Wenham Museum would love to welcome your group!  If you plan to visit the museum with ten or more individuals, a group tour may be a convenient option for you.  Please explore our available group tour options below.

GROUP RATES

Group tours led by a guide require at least 10 participants to qualify for the group rate.  Self-guided groups require at least 15 participants to quality for the group rate.  Aides for disabled adults are free.  To receive the group rate, please reserve your group tour or your self-guided group visit in advance.

Ready to book?  Questions?  Please contact Visitor Services at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113, or by email.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES
TOUR OF COLLECTIONS

Group Rate:
$15.00 per person – Adults

$12.00 per person – Seniors (65+) 

What is a museum collection?  How does it work?  Who cares for it, and where does it live?  Learn the answers to these questions and more in a behind-the-scenes tour of the Wenham Museum’s collections storage spaces.  Museum staff will lead guests into the storage spaces where 45,000 items in the museum’s permanent collection are kept.  A selection of special items not on display will also be shared with you.

 

PATTON FAMILY ARCHIVES

Group Rate:
$18.00 per person – Adults

$15.00 per person – Seniors (65+)

Explore 20th century American history through the lens of the famous Patton family, who resided here on Boston’s North Shore.  In this program, guests will see three rooms within the Patton Homestead much as the Patton family left it.  The property was the home of record for Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. of World War II.  Later, his son and daughter-in-law, Maj. Gen. George S. Patton (Vietnam War) and Joanne H. Patton, resided in the home for over 40 years.  The objects, books, and papers located within the space are full of history about World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Pattons’ family life on the North Shore.

Note:  This tour takes place within the Patton Homestead located at 650 Asbury Street, Hamilton, Massachusetts.  To learn more, please visit our Patton Tours page >> 

 

CLAFLIN-GERRISH-RICHARDS HOUSE TOUR

Group Rate:
$15.00 per person – Adults

$12.00 per person – Seniors (65+) 

Explore three centuries of life on the North Shore through the past residents of the First Period Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House.  This historic home was built in its present location in 1662.  Architectural features of note will be shared as will the history that transpired within its walls.  From the first resident, Robert Macklaflin, a Scottish prisoner of war, and the second resident, Rev. Gerrish, who played an important role in ending the Salem Witch Hysteria, to Elizabeth Richards Horton, a young girl who grew into a generous philanthropist, the remarkable stories of those who lived here will educate and inspire us all.

Note:  The second floor of this structure is not handicapped accessible.

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR

Group Rate:
$15.00 per person – Adults

$12.00 per person – Seniors (65+) 

Explore the Wenham Museum’s current special exhibition with a guided tour through the main galleries.  Extend your visit after your tour by enjoying a self-guided visit through the museum’s many galleries and the first floor of the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House.

 

 

SELF-GUIDED GALLERY TOUR

Group Rate:
$9.50 per person – Adults

$7.50 per person – Seniors (65+)

Explore the Wenham Museum’s galleries at your own pace in this self-guided visitation option.  The first floor of the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House is also open to the public on a self-guided basis.

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