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Benjamin Nye Homestead

Benjamin Nye Homestead
The house c. 1880
Benjamin Nye Homestead is located in Massachusetts
Benjamin Nye Homestead
Location Sandwich, Massachusetts
Built 1750
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial, Other, Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP January 6, 1992

The Benjamin Nye Homestead is a historic house museum at 85 Old County Road in Sandwich, Massachusetts. The 2.5 story timber frame house was built in 1685 by Benjamin Nye, and has remained in the hands of his descendants for most of the time since then. It was apparently originally built as a saltbox style house with an integral leanto section, with the rear of the house being raise to a full two stories, probably in the 19th century.[2] The house was sold out of the Nye family to the state of Massachusetts in 1924, but was poorly maintained by the state. With the house threatened with demolition in 1962, the Nye Family Association acquired the property and restored the house.[3] The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

The Nye Family Association now operates the property as a historic house museum, featuring 18th century furnishings, and is open for tours from June through October.

See also


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ "Construction History". Nye Family Association. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  3. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Benjamin Nye Homestead". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 

External links

  • Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum

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