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Help us build the Hingham Heritage Museum at Old Derby.


The Hingham Historical Society, founded in 1914, is a member-supported non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the history of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts. We offer educational programs, exhibits, and year-round activities for families, students, and all those who seek to gain a deeper appreciation of our community’s and our nation’s history.

The 92nd Hingham Historic House Tour is coming!


2016 Tour information with histories and photos of the houses will be available mid September 2016

Buy your tickets today!

If you buy your tickets online with Paypal, the ticket pickup location will be at Old Ordinary on Sunday, October 2 (all day from 10:00 am)
$35.00 Advance Sale, $40.00 Tour Day

Tickets are also available at the following locations:

Hingham Public Library
Hingham Centre Pharmacy
Whitney Gordon Jewelry
Heritage House
La Petite Maison
AZ Studio

call_to_action-derby-2016Donate and help us build the Hingham Heritage Museum at Old Derby.

To those of you who have purchased bricks, we thank you. Bricks will be installed as part of the landscaping process once the building is complete. We will notify all brick purchasers once the installation is finalized so you will be able to visit your brick on the museum’s terrace.



Old Ordinary

Serving as a tavern for over 150 years, the Old Ordinary is Hingham’s own 1688 house museum, owned and operated by the Hingham Historical Society. Guided tours are offered in the summer and early fall. Come and learn what life was like in Colonial Hingham.



Hingham Heritage Visitor Center at Old Derby

The Visitors Center at Old Derby is the place to start for genealogical research on Hingham families, information on historic homes and buildings, and up-to-date information on all that Hingham has to offer- both old and new. Browse our unique gift shop, too!




The Hingham Historical Society offers many annual programs, including its popular tour of historic Hingham homes. In addition, there are several special events and programs planned throughout the year. Check out our calendar for what’s coming up. You can also find out more about Society membership and volunteer opportunities.