Dear Tour Participants,
The Hingham Historical Society welcomes you to its 93rd Annual House Tour.
Farming and shipping were early occupations in Hingham. This year’s tour will focus on our Founding Farmlands.
You will see 17th, 18th, and 19th century farm houses and houses of workingmen whose trades were essential to the farmers. We have homes of 2 coopers, a blacksmith, a miller, a plough maker, a butcher, and a carpenter. All of these antique homes are good examples of renovation with careful regard to preservation.
The mission of the Society is to collect, preserve, and exhibit Hingham’s historic heritage. The Society maintains the 1688 Old Ordinary, an enchanting house museum, and the 1818 Old Derby Academy building, once the home of the country’s oldest co-educational school. Scrupulously maintained through the years, Old Derby now houses the Society’s archives, the Hingham Heritage Museum and Visitor Center, and our Out of the Ordinary gift shop.
We encourage you to visit our new state of the art museum, which just opened this September. The first exhibit is “Boxes, Buckets and Toys: The Craftsmen of Hingham”.
Please enjoy the tour and know that you are welcome at the Hingham Heritage Museum and Visitor Center.
Executive Director ~ Hingham Historical Society