The Old Ordinary 1686 House Museum

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The Old Ordinary is a remarkable example of early American architectural and cultural history, built on the main road from Boston for stagecoach travelers to stop “for an ordinary meal” and a drink in the taproom. A home and family business, the Ordinary served local travelers for over 150 years as a meeting place to exchange news, celebrate events, see friends and sample the latest batch of cider. In addition to the 1686 House Museum, the property includes the Olmsted Garden, the Old Fort and the Arts and Crafts Annex.

Docent led ours are family friendly 

Hours vary seasonally and special tours may be arranged with advance notice; contact

Summer Season late June through Labor Day weekend.
Thursdays - Saturday at 1PM, 2PM and 3PM

Weekends in September

See the website for ticketing and special events.

Tours of this historic house include steps and some narrow doorways. Contact for more information on accessibility.