Home to the Weymouth Historical Society,the homestead houses a genealogical library with Weymouth records from the 1600’s, a shoe shop which is original to the homestead, a military room with memorabilia from the Revolutionary War through World War I, and a carriage house with antique sleighs, farming and ice harvesting tools. Open Wednesdays 9am - 1pm , excluding holidays or by appointment.
The City of Quincy offers free guided walking tours, seasonally, starting inside Old City Hall. A walk through Quincy Center takes you on a voyage through time from the earliest colonial days, to the era of the Adams, Quincy and Hancock families, and to Quincy's decades of the national center of granite quarrying and building. Adams and Hancock Streets in Quincy Center are part of one of the oldest roads in America.
Join Associate Curator Laura Johnson for a special tour of Historic New England's premiere exhibition, Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love. From juicy details of family drama to New England's role as a costume jewelry powerhouse, hear stories of the people who made and wore these unique gems.
Free to Historic New England members and Milton residents
$5 nonmembers (in addition to Eustis Estate Museum admission)
Registration is required. Milton residents must call to register. Please call 617-994-6678 for more information or register online.
In the early years of the Gilded Age (1865-1920), the very rich in America embraced modern design in all its eclectic diversity. "New" and "now" were buzzwords for the new millionaires and their houses. By the 1890s, however, the richest Americans began to reject modernism, imitating styles of the past far more literally than before. These newer, bigger, more luxurious houses incorporated the latest building technologies wrapped in an antique exterior.