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King Caesar House

120 King Caesar Road

Duxbury, Massachusetts

Bradford House

931 Tremont Street

Duxbury, Massachusetts

Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House

479 Washington Street

Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332

Duxbury Rural Historical Society properties Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House and the Drew Archival Library are open year-round for regular business.

The King Caesar House is open for public tours from late June through mid November

The Bradford House will be open for public tours on select days, from late June through the fall.


Self Guided Family Driving Tours of Duxbury:

Kids, grab your adults and hit the road for a driving tour of Duxbury, highlighting some major spots in Duxbury, including a few properties owned by the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. With easy instructions, fun facts, and hints at more to learn, this driving tour is sure to give your family a fun, “socially-distant” afternoon exploring our community. After all, Place Matters!

Download your free printable brochure here: Family Tour Brochure.

Visit online learning:

King Caesar House, is a Federal mansion built in 1809 for Ezra Weston II, known as “King Caesar” for his worldwide preeminence as a shipbuilder and merchant. Purchased by the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society in 1965, the house is presented for tours as it appeared in the 1820s. The house is noted for its rare French scenic wallpapers, portraits of sea captains, and 19th century furnishings.

In the 20th century, the house was the headmaster’s house for the Powder Point School for Boys, and later, was the home of Austrian painter Elisabeth-Weber Fulop. On your visit, stop at Bumpus Park across the street, the remnants of King Caesar’s wharf and today a beautiful, waterfront park.

Bradford House Tours

Bradford House underwent a multi-year project to preserve the structural integrity of the house and to re-invigorate the family history, focusing on the Bradford daughters and their incredible lives. The new exhibitions, facilities and stimulating programs developed are intended to engage the public, to be more varied & inclusive, and to appeal to audiences today.

Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House Tours

The Nathaniel Winsor Jr. house is open to the public, free of charge, for visitation Monday-Friday. We are a small staff and occasionally step out for other business; we encourage you to call ahead at 781-934-6106.

Cell Phone Tours Available at the Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House!

Looking for something indoors and socially-distanced this winter? Come and experience the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House in a whole new way! We invite you to come and experience our brand new cell phone tour and audio guide. No pre-booking necessary.

The Nathaniel Winsor Jr. house was acquired by the Society in 1997 through a community fundraising effort, the Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House is perhaps the most architecturally significant building in Duxbury.  Its construction, on a grand scale uncommon in houses of the area, was based on designs by Bulfinch and Asher Benjamin.

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