Author: Patrick Browne

Special Tuesday Tour Hours at the Hedge House

We are excited to announce new special hours for guided tours at the Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street in Plymouth. The house will be open for tours on Tuesdays from June 25 to July 30, from 10 am to 1 pm. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child (ages 5-12). For Plymouth residents, tickets are $5 per adult and $2 per child. Members of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society are admitted for free. All proceeds support the Society’s mission to preserve and share local history.

Built in 1809 by shipowner William Hammatt, the house is considered one of the finest examples of federal architecture in Plymouth. In 1830 merchant Thomas Hedge, one of Plymouth’s early industrialists and entrepreneurs, purchased the house and enlarged it. When the house was threatened with demolition in 1919, it was rescued by the newly formed Plymouth Antiquarian Society and moved to its current location in 1924. It has been operated as a museum and the headquarters of the Society ever since. Period rooms of the Hedge House, restored to their 19th century appearance, feature faithfully reproduced wallpaper and carpeting, China Trade treasures, American furnishings, paintings, and textiles.

In addition to these special Tuesday hours, the Hedge House, as well as the Society’s other museums, the Spooner House and the Harlow Old Fort House, are also open during special events and by appointment for private tours. Those interested in a private tour are encouraged to call 508-746-0012 or email info@plymouthantiquarian.org to check availability and book a tour in advance. The minimum fee for private tours is $30.