91st Annual Hingham Historic House Tour
The Hingham Historic House Tour is one of the oldest and longest-running house tours in the country. The first was held on August 24, 1924, raising $250 for the maintenance of the Old Ordinary, the Society’s 1688 house museum, which had been acquired two years earlier. (The House Tour remains the Society's largest single fund-raiser.) Each year thereafter (excepting only 1943), homes ranging from modest capes to grand estates, as well as other historically significant buildings, have been opened to the public in what has become an anticipated event for history and antiques lovers on the South Shore.
The homes we showcase each year reveal the network of families, trade, marriage, work and worship that have over almost 400 years made Hingham an iconic England community. This year's tour includes 7 homes constructed between 1715 and 1924; the Old Ordinary; First Parish, or Old Ship Church (1688), the last surviving First Period Puritan meetinghouse and oldest building in the U.S. in continuous use as a house of worship; the 1818 Central Fire Station; and the Dock House museum, which explores the history of the munitions depot that supplied the U.S. Navy during World Wars I and II.
Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.hinghamhistorical.org. Call 781-749-7781 or email email@example.com with any questions.