List of historic houses in Massachusetts

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This is a list of historic houses in Massachusetts.

Samuel Lincoln House, Hingham, built on land purchased 1649 by Samuel Lincoln, ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln
Stephen Phillips House is over 200 years old and is located in the Chestnut Street District, in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. It was designed by Samuel McIntyre. It is now owned and operated as a historic house museum by Historic New England and is open for public tours. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

Western Massachusetts[edit]

Berkshire County[edit]

Franklin County[edit]

Hampden County[edit]

Hampshire County[edit]

  • Amherst
  • Cummington
  • Hadley
  • Northampton
    • Historic Northampton, a museum of local history in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts. Its collection of approximately 50,000 objects and three historic buildings is the repository of Northampton and Connecticut Valley history from the pre-contact era to the present. Historic Northampton constitutes a campus of three contiguous historic houses, all on their original sites. The grounds themselves are part of an original Northampton homelot, laid out in 1654.[1]
      • Damon House (1813), built by architect Isaac Damon, contains Historic Northampton's administrative offices and a Federal era parlor featuring Damon family furnishings and period artifacts. A modern structure, added in 1987, houses the museum and exhibition area. It features changing exhibits and a permanent installation, A Place Called Paradise: The Making of Northampton, Massachusetts, chronicling Northampton history.
      • Parsons House (1730) affords an overview of Colonial domestic architecture with its interior walls exposed to reveal evolving structural and decorative changes over more than two and a half centuries.
      • Shepherd House (1796) contains artifacts and furnishings from many generations, including exotic souvenirs from the turn-of-the-century travels of Thomas and Edith Shepherd, and reflects one family's changing tastes and values.
      • Shepherd Barn contains exhibits of antique farm implements, vehicles and a working blacksmith shop.

Central Massachusetts[edit]

Worcester County[edit]

Eastern Massachusetts[edit]

Essex County[edit]

Middlesex County[edit]

Norfolk County[edit]

Suffolk County[edit]

Southeastern Massachusetts[edit]

Bristol County[edit]

Plymouth County[edit]

Cape Cod and the islands[edit]

Barnstable County[edit]

Dukes County[edit]

Nantucket County[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Historic Northampton". Historic Northampton. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 17, 2011. Retrieved November 6, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Archived June 3, 2002, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 26, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "First and Second Period Houses". Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "John Bertram House". Archived from the original on July 8, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House". Retrieved August 17, 2015.
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  10. ^ "Untitled Document". Retrieved August 17, 2015.