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Landmark name Image Date declared Locality County Description
Adams Academy !Adams Academy 01994-04-19April 19, 1994 Quincy
Norfolk High Gothic building, built in 1871 to a design by William Robert Ware and Henry Van Brunt, for a preparatory school funded with a bequest of John Adams.
Adams John B !John Adams Birthplace

Adams NHP
01960-12-19December 19, 1960 Quincy
Norfolk This is the house in which United States President John Adams was born on October 30, 1735. It is now part of the Adams National Historical Park.
Adams John Q !John Quincy Adams Birthplace

Adams NHP
01960-12-19December 19, 1960 Quincy
Norfolk President John Quincy Adams was born in this house, which is adjacent to the John Adams Birthplace; it is also part of the Adams National Historical Park.
Adventure !Adventure 01994-04-19April 19, 1994 Gloucester
Essex This schooner is one of the last surviving Gloucester-based Grand Banks fishing schooners, and one of only two surviving "knockabout" fishing schooners.
Alden !John and Priscilla Alden Family Sites 02008-10-06October 6, 2008 Duxbury
Plymouth These two sites in Duxbury are associated with John and Priscilla Alden, who were the inspiration for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Courtship of Miles Standish.
American Antiquarian !American Antiquarian Society 01968-10-18October 18, 1968 Worcester
Worcester This 1910 Georgian Revival building houses the the American Antiquarian Society, the third oldest (1812) historical society in the United States and the first to be national in scope.
Arrowhead !Arrowhead (Herman Melville House) 01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Pittsfield
Berkshire This 18th century farmhouse was the home of author Herman Melville (1819–91) during his most productive years from 1850–1863. He wrote several novels here, including Moby-Dick, as well as short stories, magazine stories and poetry. The house is now a museum.
Baldwin !Maria Baldwin House 01976-05-11May 11, 1976 Cambridge
Middlesex This 19th century duplex was the home of educator Maria Louise Baldwin (1856–1922), the first female African-American principal of a school in New England.
Beauport !Beauport 02003-05-27May 27, 2003 Gloucester
Essex Seminal interior designer and decorator Henry Davis Sleeper (1878–1934) used this Shingle-style as a showcase of his work. It is owned by Historic New England and operated as a museum.
Bellamy !Edward Bellamy House 01971-11-11November 11, 1971 Chicopee Falls
Hampden This was the longtime home of journalist and social activist Edward Bellamy (1850–98), author of the utopian novel Looking Backward.
Birkhoff !George D. Birkhoff House 01975-01-15January 15, 1975 Cambridge
Middlesex This modest house was the home of George David Birkhoff (1884–1944), a leading mathematician of the early 20th century.
Blue Hill !Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory

Blue Hill Reservation
01989-12-20December 20, 1989 Milton
Norfolk Described as "principal structure associated with the history of weather observation" in the United States, this observatory is home to the oldest continuous weather record in North America, and is where numerous meteorological measurement and analysis techniques were developed.
Boardman !Boardman House 01961-11-05November 5, 1961 Saugus
Essex This house, whose early construction dates to the late 17th century, has remained little changed since the early 18th century. It is now a house museum operated by Historic New England.
+ Boston Manufacturing !Boston Manufacturing Company 01977-12-22December 22, 1977 Waltham
Middlesex This building housed the eponymous company, founded in 1813 by businessman Francis Cabot Lowell, engineer Paul Moody, and others, for the manufacture of cotton textiles. At this site the manufacture of textiles under a single roof was proved, a major success leading to the American Industrial Revolution.
Bowditch !Nathaniel Bowditch Home 01965-01-12January 12, 1965 Salem
Essex This Federalist house was the home of Nathaniel Bowditch (1773–1838), the founder of modern (19th century) navigation.
Brandeis !Louis Brandeis House 01972-11-28November 28, 1972 Chatham
Barnstable Bought in 1922 by liberal United States Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis (1856–1941), this Cape style house (whose construction dates to the late 19th century) was used by the Brandeis family as a summer retreat.
Bridgman !Percy W. Bridgman House 01975-05-15May 15, 1975 Cambridge
Middlesex This house served as the longtime home of Nobel prize-winning physicist Percy W. Bridgman (1882–1961). His innovations in the field of high pressure physics made possible the development of synthetic diamonds.
Bryant !William Cullen Bryant Homestead 01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Cummington
Hampshire This property was the boyhood home and later summer residence of poet and newspaper editor William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878). It is now owned by The Trustees of Reservations and operated as a house museum.
Buckman !Buckman Tavern 01961-01-20January 20, 1961 Lexington
Middlesex The oldest of Lexington's inns (established c. 1690), local militiamen mustered here prior to the April 19, 1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolutionary War.
Cape Ann !Cape Ann Light Station 02001-01-03January 3, 2001 Rockport
Essex Located on Thacher Island, this light station was established in 1771, and was the last founded in the colonia era. The two lighthouses were the first to mark a navigational hazard (Thacher Island); the current lighthouses were constructed in 1861, and are aligned on a north-south axis.
Capen !Parson Capen House 01960-10-09October 9, 1960 Topsfield
Essex This circa 1683 house was home to Reverend Joseph Capen, Topsfield's minister for many years. It is one of the best preserved 17th century houses in the United States. It is operated by the Topsfield Historical Society as a house museum.
Castle Hill !Castle Hill 01998-08-05August 5, 1998 Ipswich
Essex This early 20th century country estate is one of the finest of its type. The house was designed by architect David Adler of Chicago, and the landscaping was done by the Olmsted Brothers firm, among others. The estate is owned by The Trustees of Reservations, and is open to the public.
Christ Church !Christ Church 01960-10-09October 9, 1960 Cambridge
Middlesex This church, designed by architect Peter Harrison and completed in 1761, served Cambridge Anglicans. Despite numerous alterations, the church has retained much its original 18th century character.
Coffin !Jethro Coffin House 01968-10-18October 18, 1968 Nantucket
Nantucket This saltbox house, built in 1686, is the oldest surviving residential structure on Nantucket. It is now owned by the Nantucket Historical Association, which operates it as a house museum.
Coles !Cole's Hill 01960-10-09October 9, 1960 Plymouth
Plymouth Cole's Hill is the site of the burial ground of the Pilgrims. Those who died in the first winter of the Plymouth Colony (1620–21) were buried there.
Converse !Converse Memorial Library 01987-12-23December 23, 1987 Malden
Middlesex This public library building was the last such building designed by architect H. H. Richardson, and is counted among his greatest works.
Crane and Company !Crane and Company Old Stone Mill Rag Room 01983-05-04May 4, 1983 Dalton
Berkshire From 1844 to 1930 this building was used as part of Crane and Company's paper manufacturing process, and is one of the nation's oldest surviving paper manufacturing buildings; it now houses Crane's museum. Crane has since 1879 been the exclusive supplier of paper for United States paper currency.
Crane Thomas !Crane Memorial Library 01987-12-23December 23, 1987 Quincy
Norfolk One of five public libraries designed by H. H. Richardson, he considered it to be one of his best designs. The building incorporates stained glass by John LaFarge and sculptural elements by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Cuffe !Paul Cuffe Farm 01974-05-30May 30, 1974 Westport
Bristol This site was the home and farm of Paul Cuffee (1759–1817), a wealthy colonial-era African-American merchant. Cuffee was a leading advocate for minority rights in Massachusetts, and a promoter and funder of the resettlement of African-Americans to present-day Sierra Leone.
Cushing !Caleb Cushing House 01973-11-07November 7, 1973 Newburyport
Essex This fine Federalist house was the home of diplomat and United States Attorney General Caleb Cushing (1800–79). Cushing is known for negotiating the 1844 Treaty of Wanghia, the first treaty between the United States and Qing China, and other diplomatic successes. The house now serves as the headquarters of the local historical society.
Daly !Reginald A. Daly House 01976-01-07January 7, 1976 Cambridge
Middlesex This Queen Anne style house was the longtime home of geologist and Harvard University professor Reginald Aldworth Daly (1871–1957). Daly was a pioneer in the application of physics and chemistry to the field of geology.
Davis !William M. Davis House 01976-01-07January 7, 1976 Cambridge
Middlesex This house was home to geologist and geographer William Morris Davis (1850–1934). Davis was a leading figure in the development of of the study of geology, founding the Association of American Geographers and developing the first model of the cycle of erosion.
Derby !Derby Summer House 01968-11-24November 24, 1968 Danvers
Essex This is a rare example of an 18th century American garden house. Designed in the 1790s by Samuel McIntire, it resided on the estate of Salem merchant Elias Hasket Derby until 1901, when it was moved to the Endicott family's Glen Magna Farms country estate. The estate, now owned by the Danvers Historical Society, is open to the public.
Dickinson !Emily Dickinson Home 01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Amherst
Hampshire This house was the lifelong home of the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson (1830–86). The house is now owned by Amherst College and is operated as a house museum.
Dubois !W.E.B. Dubois Boyhood Homesite 01976-05-11May 11, 1976 Great Barrington
Berkshire This site contains all that remains of the childhood home of African American intellectual and activist W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963). The property, which belonged to his family for over 200 years, is seasonally open to the public.
+ Elmwood !Elmwood 01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Cambridge
Middlesex This 1760s Georgian house and estate was home to three historically important individuals: Massachusetts colonial Lieutenant Governor Thomas Oliver (who had the house built), Massachusetts Governor and US Vice President Elbridge Gerry, and poet James Russell Lowell, who gave the property its name. It now serves as the home of the Harvard University president.
Emerson !Ralph Waldo Emerson Home 01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Concord
Middlesex This house was purchased by writer, poet, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) in 1835. It was where he wrote all of his major works, and was a major meeting point for Transcendentalists, including Bronson Alcott and Henry David Thoreau. It has been a house museum since 1930.
Ernestina !Ernestina (schooner) 01990-12-14December 14, 1990 New Bedford
Bristol Ernestina is the oldest surviving Grand Banks fishing schooner, and the only surviving 19th century fishing schooner built in Gloucester. Owned by the state and under the overall aegis of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, she is presently sidelined from her intended educational purpose by budget constraints and the need for repairs.
Fairbanks !Fairbanks House 01960-10-09October 9, 1960 Dedham
Norfolk Continuously owned by a single family since its construction in the late 1630s, this is probably the oldest timber-frame house in North America. It is now operated by Fairbanks Family in America, Inc., as a house museum.
Fessenden !Reginald A. Fessenden House 01976-01-07January 7, 1976 Newton
Middlesex Reginald Fessenden (1866–1932) was an inventor who worked for a time in Thomas Edison's workshop. His most notable inventions made possible the transmission of audio sounds via radio waves, and included many other radio-related innovations. This house was his last home; he was described in memoriam as "the greatest wireless inventor of the age."
First Church of Christ !First Church Of Christ, Lancaster 01970-12-30December 30, 1970 Lancaster
Worcester One of the finest churches designed by architect Charles Bulfinch, this building was constructed in 1816 and is occupied by a congregation whose history dates to 1653.
Flying Horses !Flying Horses Carousel 01987-02-27February 27, 1987 Oak Bluffs
Dukes This carousel, one of two extant examples of the work of the Charles F. W. Dare Company, is the oldest operating platform carousel in the nation, and may be the oldest of any type (the Flying Horse Carousel of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, also built by the Dare Company, is possibly older).
Forbes !Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House 01966-11-13November 13, 1966 Milton
Norfolk Designed by Isaiah Rogers, this 1833 Greek Revival house was built by ship captain and China Trade merchant Robert Bennet Forbes and his siblings for their mother. Furnished and decorated with acquisitions Forbes made in China, it is now a house museum.
+ French !Daniel Chester French Home and Studio 01965-12-21December 21, 1965 Stockbridge
Berkshire Better known as Chesterwood, this was the summer home and studio of sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850–1931) from 1891 until his death. The estate was designed by French's collaborator Henry Bacon, and is now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is open to the public on a seasonal basis.
+ Fruitlands !Fruitlands 01974-05-30May 30, 1974 Harvard
Worcester Fruitlands was the site of a short-lived (1843–44) Transcendentalist utopian community founded by Amos Bronson Alcott. The property was acquired by preservationist Clara Endicott Sears in 1910 and opened as the Fruitlands Museum four years later.
Fuller !Margaret Fuller House 01974-05-30May 30, 1974 Cambridge
Middlesex This was the birthplace and childhood home of Transcendentalist and feminist Margaret Fuller (1810–50). Her Woman in the Nineteenth Century is one of the earliest statements of feminist thought.
Gardner-Pingree !Gardner-Pingree House 01970-12-30December 30, 1970 Salem
Essex Salem merchant John Gardner had this Federalist-style house built in 1804–05 by Samuel McIntire. It was the site of a notorious murder in 1841 that inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe. It is now owned by the Peabody Essex Museum, which offers guided tours.
Glover !General John Glover House 01972-11-28November 28, 1972 Marblehead
Essex John Glover (1732–97) had this simple frame house built in 1762, and occupied until 1782. Glover, a wealthy Marblehead merchant, was an important military figure in the American Revolutionary War, leading the Marblehead Regiment early in the war as well as leading early efforts to establish the Continental Navy.
Goddard !Goddard Rocket Launching Site 01966-11-13November 13, 1966 Auburn
Worcester This site, located on a local golf course, is where rocket scientist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket in 1926. The actual launch site is marked by a granite obelisk.
Gore !Gore Place 01970-12-30December 30, 1970 Waltham
Middlesex A remnant of an estate that was once much larger, Gore Place preserves an excellent Federalist mansion built in 1806 for Christopher Gore, a Massachusetts governor and United States senator. The mansion was saved from destruction in 1935, and is now open to the public as a house museum.
Gough !John B. Gough House 01974-05-30May 30, 1974 Boylston
Worcester This Italianate house, also known as "Hillside", was the home of orator John B. Gough (1817–86), a leading figure of the 19th century temperance movement. The estate, owned by the town of Boylston, is undergoing a lengthy restoration and conservation process.
Gray !Asa Gray House 01965-01-12January 12, 1965 Cambridge
Middlesex This Federalist house, designed by Ithiel Town and built in 1810, most notably served as the longtime home of botanist and Harvard professor Asa Gray (1810–88). Gray was one of the most important botanists of the 19th century, publishing works still referenced today and defending Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species.
Gropius !Gropius House 02000-05-16May 16, 2000 Lincoln
Middlesex Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius designed this house in 1937 as a personal expression of Modernism, living in it until his death in 1969. Owned by Historic New England and operated as a house museum, it contains the most important collection of Bauhaus artifacts outside Germany.
+ H H !H. H. Richardson Historic District of North Easton 01987-12-23December 23, 1987 North Easton
Bristol This landmark district contains five buildings in Easton designed by architect H. H. Richardson and landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, primarily through the efforts of the wealthy Ames family: Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, the Ames Free Library, the Old Colony Railroad Station, and two nearby structures on the Langwater estate of Frederick Lothrop Ames.
Hamilton !Hamilton Hall 01970-12-30December 30, 1970 Salem
Essex Named for Federalist Party leader Alexander Hamilton, this 1805 building was designed by Samuel McIntire to serve Salem's Federalist Party activities. It has been described as "one of the most outstanding Federal-era public buildings" in the nation.
Hancock Clarke !Hancock-Clarke House 01971-07-17July 17, 1971 Lexington
Middlesex This 1737 house was the boyhood home of Revolutionary leader John Hancock, and was where he and Samuel Adams hid from British authorities at the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. It is now owned by the Lexington Historical Society, and is seasonally open to the public.
+ Hancock Shaker !Hancock Shaker Village 01968-10-18October 18, 1968 Hancock
Berkshire This Shaker village was established in 1791 and lasted until 1960, after which it became a living history museum. It is noted for its distinctive round barn, built in 1826.
Hastings !Oliver Hastings House 01970-12-30December 30, 1970 Cambridge
Middlesex This Greek Revival house was built in 1844 as the home of Cambridge businessman Oliver Hastings (1791–1879). Although nearby resident Charles Sanders Peirce considered it "ugly", the building is recognized for its elegant curved bays and elaborate wrought iron balcony railings.
Holmes !Oliver Wendell Holmes House 01972-11-28November 28, 1972 Beverly
Essex This 1877 frame house was the summer home of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841–1935). Holmes is known for his longevity on the bench, and his opinions on freedom of speech.
+ House !House of the Seven Gables 02007-03-29March 29, 2007 Salem
Essex Best known for its association with Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel of the same name, this 1668 house was also a key early preservation effort, successfully restored in the early 20th century by historian and preservationist Joseph Everett Chandler. The district, which includes several other historical buildings, has been operated ever since as a history museum.
+ Jacob !Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 02003-05-27May 27, 2003 Becket
Berkshire Jacob's Pillow was founded in 1931 by Ted Shawn as a place to develop an all-male dance company. It has since trained generations of dance professionals of all types, and continues to stage productions every summer.
Johnson !Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson properties 02000-02-16February 16, 2000 New Bedford
Bristol These buildings, now housing the New Bedford Historical Society, belonged to a free African-American couple active in the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. They notably took in activist Frederick Douglass after his escape from slavery.
Joseph !USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (destroyer) 01989-06-29June 29, 1989 Fall River
Bristol The only surviving United States Navy Gearing class destroyer, this vessel is named for Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (the brother of future President John F. Kennedy) who was killed in action during World War II. It is on display at Fall River's Battleship Cove.
* Kennedy AAA !John F. Kennedy Birthplace

John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS
01964-07-19July 19, 1964 Brookline
Norfolk Now a National Historic Site, this modest suburban house was the birthplace and childhood home of President John F. Kennedy (1917–63).
+ Kennedy Compound !Kennedy Compound 01972-11-28November 28, 1972 Hyannis Port
Barnstable This compound consists of three residences, each belonging at some point to Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., diplomat and patriarch of the politically influential Kennedy family, or one his sons: President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, and Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Lee !Jeremiah Lee House 01960-10-09October 9, 1960 Marblehead
Essex Jeremiah Lee was the wealthiest merchant in Massachusetts in the 1760s, when he had this Georgian mansion built. The mansion is in a remarkable state of preservation, and is operated by the local historical society as a house museum.
Lexington !Lexington Green 01961-01-20January 20, 1961 Lexington
Middlesex Lexington's town common, it was here that opening skirmish of the American Revolutionary War took place on April 19, 1775.
Liberty !Liberty Farm 01974-05-30May 30, 1974 Worcester
Worcester This house belonged to abolitionists and suffragists Abby Kelley Foster (1811–87) and Stephen Symonds Foster (1809–81), and was used by them as a site on the Underground Railroad. The property also featured prominently in the Fosters' refusal to pay property taxes because she was unable to vote.
Lincoln !General Benjamin Lincoln House 01972-11-28November 28, 1972 Hingham
Plymouth This well-preserved 18th century house was the birthplace and lifelong home of Revolutionary War General and Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810). The house, which is not open to the public, remains in Lincoln family hands.
Lionfish !USS Lionfish (submarine) 01986-01-14January 14, 1986 Fall River
Bristol An intact Balao class submarine, USS Lionfish served two tours of duty in the Pacific during World War II and served as a training vessel before being decommissioned and placed on display at Battleship Cove.
Little !Arthur D. Little Inc., Building 01976-12-08December 8, 1976 Cambridge
Middlesex This unremarkable 1917 office building was the site of the nation's first successful independent consulting laboratory, Arthur D. Little. The company pioneered the idea of commercial laboratories as independent, profit-making businesses.
Lodge !Henry Cabot Lodge Residence 01976-12-08December 8, 1976 Nahant
Essex Henry Cabot Lodge (1850–1924) was a lifelong resident of this house. Lodge, as United States Senator from Massachusetts, was a critical voice in foreign policy debates of the early 20th century; he supported a wider role for the United States on the world stage, but led the opposition to ratification of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I.
* Longfellow !Longfellow House

Longfellow NHS
01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Cambridge
Middlesex This 1759 Georgian house was used by George Washington as his residence during the 1775–76 Siege of Boston. In the 19th century it was purchased for poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82) by his father-in-law, and is where Longfellow wrote many of his best-known works.
+ Lowell AAA !Lowell Locks and Canals Historic District

Lowell NHP
01977-12-22December 22, 1977 Lowell
Middlesex Lowell was the nation's first major industrialized city. Its system of canals and waterworks was constructed between 1794 and 1848. Most of these were built to power the large number of industries that sprang up in Lowell during the early years of the American Industrial Revolution, and remain in remarkable condition despite their age.
Lowell Boat !Lowell's Boat Shop 01990-06-21June 21, 1990 Amesbury
Essex Founded in 1793, this boatshop has been in continuous business ever since; it is where founder Simeon Lowell developed the stackable dory. The present buildings date from the 1860s.
Massachusetts AAA !USS Massachusetts (battleship) 01986-01-14January 14, 1986 Fall River
Bristol One of two surviving United States Navy South Dakota class battleships, Massachusetts saw action in World War II, winning 11 battle stars. She is on display at Battleship Cove.
Massachusetts Hall !Massachusetts Hall, Harvard University 01960-10-09October 9, 1960 Cambridge
Middlesex This building, now housing administrative offices and a freshman dormitory, is the oldest surviving building (1718–20) on the campus of Harvard University, and the second oldest academic building in the nation.
Memorial !Memorial Hall, Harvard University 01970-12-30December 30, 1970 Cambridge
Middlesex Designed by William Robert Ware and Henry Van Brunt, this High Gothic hall was built in the 1870s as Harvard University's memorial to its fallen in the American Civil War. Its amenities include Annenberg Hall (a dining hall) and Sanders Theater, a performance space.
Minot !George R. Minot House 01976-01-07January 7, 1976 Brookline
Norfolk George R. Minot (1885–1950) was awarded a Nobel Prize for his work finding a treatment for pernicious anemia, then a fatal disease. This 1920s suburban house was his home from 1929 until his death.
Mission !Mission House 01968-10-18October 18, 1968 Stockbridge
Berkshire This house was built in c. 1742 by Reverend John Sergeant, the first Christian missionary to the Stockbridge Indians. It is now owned and operated by The Trustees of Reservations as a house museum.
Mount !The Mount (Edith Warton Estate) 01971-11-11November 11, 1971 Lenox
Berkshire Designed by writer Edith Wharton (1862–1937) and built in 1902, The Mount is where she wrote the bestselling novel The House of Mirth. It is now a house museum.
+ Mount Auburn !Mount Auburn Cemetery 02003-05-27May 27, 2003 Cambridge
Middlesex In an effort spearheaded by Dr. Jacob Bigelow, Mount Auburn Cemetery was laid out by Henry A. S. Dearborn in 1831 as "America's first garden cemetery". In addition to being the burial place of many famous Bostonians, it is known for its horticulture and as a birdwatching destination.
+ Nantucket !Nantucket Historic District 01966-11-13November 13, 1966 Nantucket
Nantucket This listing, which encompasses the entire island of Nantucket, was made in recognition of Nantucket's well-preserved historical settlements (dating to the 17th century), and its importance as the world's preeminent whaling center in the early years of the 19th century.
Naumkeag !Naumkeag 02007-03-29March 29, 2007 Stockbridge
Berkshire This Gilded Age mansion and country estate was designed by McKim, Mead & White, with landscaping by Fletcher Steele. Built in the 1880s for lawyer Joseph Choate, it was given by his daughter to The Trustees of Reservations, who operate it as a museum.
+ Nauset !Nauset Archeological District

Cape Cod National Seashore
01993-04-19April 19, 1993 Eastham
Barnstable This district, located within the southern portion of the Cape Cod National Seashore, encompasses sites containing substantial ancient settlements dating to at least 4,000 BC. Some of these sites were described in the chronicles of early European explorers.
+ New Bedford !New Bedford Historic District 01966-11-13November 13, 1966 New Bedford
Bristol This district encompasses the historic center of the country's leading 19th century whaling center, including as contributing properties other historic landmarks.
Norfolk !Norfolk County Courthouse 01972-11-28November 28, 1972 Dedham
Norfolk This Greek Revival courthouse was built in 1827 and expanded over the 19th century. It was site of the controversial Sacco-Vanzetti trial in 1921, and has changed little since then.
+ Old Deerfield !Old Deerfield Historic District 01960-10-09October 9, 1960 Deerfield
Franklin This well-preserved 18th century colonial village was the site of numerous Indian raids, including a famous and well-documented attack in 1704. The village is administed by Historic Deerfield as a museum.
Old Manse !Old Manse 01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Concord
Middlesex This 1770 Revolutionary-era house was home for a time to both Ralph Waldo Emerson (whose grandfather had it built) and Nathaniel Hawthorne; Henry David Thoreau was a guest of Hawthorne's. The house is now owned by The Trustees of Reservations and is open to the public.
Old Ship !Old Ship Meetinghouse 01960-10-09October 9, 1960 Hingham
Plymouth This Puritan meetinghouse was constructed in 1681 and is claimed to be the oldest church in the nation still used for religious services. Its name derives from its construction, which resembles an inverted wooden ship hull.
* Olmsted !Frederick Law Olmsted House

Frederick Law Olmsted NHS
01963-05-23May 23, 1963 Brookline
Norfolk Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903), one of America's leading landscape designers of his generation, lived and worked at this site for the last twenty years of his life. It is now a National Historic Site.
Orchard !Orchard House 01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Concord
Middlesex This early 18th century house was the longtime home of Transcendentalist Amos Bronson Alcott (1799–1888). His daughter, writer Louisa May Alcott, set the novel Little Women here. It is now a house museum.
Paine !Robert Treat Paine House 01989-06-30June 30, 1989 Waltham
Middlesex Also known as Stonehurst, this city-owned estate was designed by H. H. Richardson with landscaping by Frederick Law Olmsted for Boston lawyer Robert Treat Paine, Jr. (1835–1910). It is open to the public.
Parsonage !The Parsonage 01971-11-11November 11, 1971 Natick
Middlesex This 1824 house was home to the father of writer Horatio Alger (1832–99). Alger, a prolific and popular writer of juvenile fiction, frequently summered here.
Peabody !Peabody Museum of Salem 01965-12-21December 21, 1965 Salem
Essex Now embedded within the Peabody Essex Museum, the East India Marine Hall was built in the 1820s. The museum traces its lineage to the 1799 East India Marine Society, claiming to be the nation's oldest continuously operating museum.
Peirce !Peirce-Nichols House 01968-10-08October 8, 1968 Salem
Essex This transitional Georgian/Federal style home was built in 1782 for merchant Jerathmiel Peirce by Samuel McIntire. The house is owned by the Peabody Essex Museum, which offers tours.
PT 617 !PT 617 01989-12-20December 20, 1989 Fall River
Bristol The only surviving 80 feet (24 m) Elco torpedo boat from World War II, craft of this type were workhoses throughout many theaters of the war. This boat is on display at the PT Boat Museum in Battleship Cove.
PT 796 !PT 796 01986-01-14January 14, 1986 Fall River
Bristol This is one of three surviving Higgins PT boats, built late in World War II. It is on display at the PT Boat Museum in Battleship Cove.
Putnam !General Rufus Putnam House 01972-11-28November 28, 1972 Rutland
Worcester Rufus Putnam (1738–1824) was a Continental Army officer in the American Revolutionary War. After the war he pioneered the settlement of the Northwest Territories, serving as its first Surveyor General. This house, built in the early 1760s, was his home in the 1780s. Although it was for a time a local museum, it is now a bed and breakfast.
Quincy AAA !Quincy Homestead 02005-04-05April 5, 2005 Quincy
Norfolk This house was built in 1686 as an early home of the Quincy family. Its well-preserved construction documents 300 years of architectural changes. The building was an early success in house preservation early in the 20th century, and is now a house museum.
Quincy Josiah !Josiah Quincy House 01997-09-25September 25, 1997 Quincy
Norfolk This house, built c. 1770, was occupied by a succession of politically active Quincys, and contains architectural details unique among houses from the period. It is owned by Historic New England, who offer infrequent tours during the summer months.
Red Top !Red Top 01971-11-11November 11, 1971 Belmont
Middlesex William Dean Howells (1837–1920) was a major literary figure of the late 19th century, writing prolifically and editing the Atlantic Monthly. This house was designed by Howells' brother-in-law William Rutherford Mead (of McKim, Mead, and White), and was home to the Howellses 1878–1882. It was the site of gatherings involving many literary notables.
Revere !Revere Beach Reservation 02003-05-27May 27, 2003 Revere
Suffolk Revere Beach was the first oceanside beach purchased for public access (in 1895). Noted architect Charles Eliot was responsible for the design and layout of the beach's roadways and facilities. Managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the reservation continues to provide public recreation facilities.
Richards !Theodore W. Richards House 01976-01-07January 7, 1976 Cambridge
Middlesex Theodore William Richards (1868–1928) was considered the foremost experimental chemist of his time. He won the Nobel prize for his role in determine the atomic weights of many elements. This house was built in 1900 with design input from Richards, and he lived there until his death.
Rotch Cottage !William J. Rotch Gothic Cottage 02006-02-17February 17, 2006 New Bedford
Bristol This early Gothic Revival cottage was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis in 1845 for William J. Rotch (1819–1893), scion of New Bedford's leading whaling family. It exhibits features not found in other surviving similar works by Davis, and received wide public notice after its construction. The cottage is a private residence and is not open to the public.
Rotch House !William Rotch, Jr. House 02005-04-05April 5, 2005 New Bedford
Bristol This house was the first design of Richard Upjohn, a leading architect of the 19th century. He designed this Greek Revival home for William Rotch, Jr. (1759–1850), the leading whaling businessman of the time. Later residents of the house were also leading New Bedford figures. The property is now a house museum.
Royall !Isaac Royall House 01960-10-09October 9, 1960 Medford
Middlesex This c. 1692 house was extensively expanded in the 18th century by merchant and slaveowner Isaac Royall, Jr. It was occupied by John Stark during the 1775–76 Siege of Boston. A well-preserved Georgian house that is now a museum, the property includes the only known surviving slave quarters in the northeastern United States.
Rumford !Count Rumford Birthplace 01975-01-15January 15, 1975 Woburn
Middlesex Inventor and scientist Benjamin Thompson (1753–1814) was born in this well-preserved 1714 house. Thompson was lauded in Europe for his discoveries (including key advances in the field of thermodynamics); he received honors including the title Count Rumford. The house is now a museum.
* Saugus !Saugus Iron Works

Saugus Iron Works NHS
01963-11-27November 27, 1963 Saugus
Essex This National Historic Site preserves an early colonial ironworks, dating to 1646.
Sever !Sever Hall, Harvard University 01970-12-30December 30, 1970 Cambridge
Middlesex This mature work of H. H. Richardson is a classroom building. Richardson sought to integrate contemporary ideas of architecture into Harvard's largely Georgian campus.
Spencer !Spencer-Pierce-Little House 01968-10-18October 18, 1968 Newbury
Essex This house is a rare example of a 17th century stone house in New England. Relatively unchanged despite additions over the centuries, it is now owned by Historic New England, who operate the site as a farm and museum.
* Springfield !Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory NHS
01960-12-19December 19, 1960 Springfield
Hampden Until 1968 this site was a part of the nation's first armories and weapons production facilities, and a major military research facility. It was a focal point of the 1787 Shays' Rebellion, a local uprising against oppressive state fiscal policies.
Story !Joseph Story House 01973-11-07November 7, 1973 Salem
Essex Joseph Story (1779–1845) was an influential United States Supreme Court Justice on the John Marshall court. Story's jurisprudence and legal thought were highly influential during his tenure on the court (1811–45). Story lived in the Federalist style home from 1811 to 1829.
Stoughton !Mary Fisk Stoughton House 01989-06-29June 29, 1989 Cambridge
Middlesex This 1880s Shingle style home by H. H. Richardson was one of his last commissions, and the best surviving example of his works in that style. The house's residents included Harvard University professor and historian John Fiske.
Thomson !Elihu Thomson House 01976-01-07January 7, 1976 Swampscott
Essex Elihu Thomson (1853–1937) was an inventor and pioneer in the field of electrical engineering. Along with Thomas Alva Edison he founded General Electric. This 1889 Georgian Revival house was Thomson's home for many years; it now serves as Swampscott's town hall.
Tufts !Peter Tufts House 01968-10-18October 18, 1968 Medford
Middlesex This house, whose construction date is uncertain but believed to be in the mid-to-late 17th century, is quite possibly the oldest brick house in North America. It was probably built by Peter Tufts (1628–1702), an early settler of Medford. It is owned by the Medford Historical Society, which seasonally offers tours.
United First !United First Parish Church (Unitarian) Of Quincy 01970-12-30December 30, 1970 Quincy
Norfolk Alexander Parris designed this Greek Revival church in the 1820s for the oldest congregation in Quincy. Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams are buried here.
United States !United States Customhouse

New Bedford Whaling NHP
01970-12-30December 30, 1970 New Bedford
Bristol This outstanding example of a public building in the Greek Revival style has been used as a customs facility since 1834.
University Hall !University Hall, Harvard University 01970-12-30December 30, 1970 Cambridge
Middlesex Architect Charles Bulfinch designed, and engineer Loammi Baldwin, Jr. constructed this Harvard College facility. Originally used for classes and dining, it now houses the administrative offices.
Vale !The Vale 01970-12-30December 30, 1970 Waltham
Middlesex Now more commonly called the Lyman Estate, this was the country estate of Boston merchant Theodore Lyman. Built in 1793, it includes one of the nation's oldest greenhouses, and has survived with most of its landscaping intact. It is open ot the public.
Walden !Walden Pond 01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Concord
Middlesex Now part of a state reservation, Henry David Thoreau's cabin was located here. The time Thoreau spent here was inspiration for his conservationist treatise Walden.
Ward !John Ward House 01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Salem
Essex Construction was begun on this house in 1684, with owner John Ward making several modifications to it prior to his death. The building, now owned by the Peabody Essex Museum, stands as a fine example of the organic growth of early colonial houses.
Wayside !The Wayside, "Home of Authors" 01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Concord
Middlesex This c. 1700 house, part of the Minuteman National Historical Park, was home to three writers in the 19th century: Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney. The Park Service opens the house for tours seasonally.
Webster !Daniel Webster Law Office 01974-05-30May 30, 1974 Marshfield
Plymouth Lawyer, politician, and orator Daniel Webster (1782–1852) used this 1832 cottage as his office and library. Originally located on his Marshfield estate, it is now on the grounds of the nearby Isaac Winslow House Museum.
Wesleyan !Wesleyan Grove 02005-04-05April 5, 2005 Oak Bluffs
Dukes Wesleyan Grove is a Methodist camp meeting established in 1835. Its grounds, which are open to the public, feature a large number of Victorian era gingerbread cottages. As one of the earliest camps of this type, its features were influential in the development of other permanent camp meeting facilities.
Whipple !John Whipple House 01960-10-09October 9, 1960 Ipswich
Essex The earliest portions of this house date to 1642. It has been operated as a museum (now known as the Ipswich Museum) since the 1890s.
Whittier !John Greenleaf Whittier Home 01962-12-29December 29, 1962 Amesbury
Essex This house was the longtime home of poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92). It is now a house museum.
Winn !Winn Memorial Library 01987-12-23December 23, 1987 Woburn
Middlesex This was the first public library building designed by H. H. Richardson; it was built between 1876 and 1879. It still houses Woburn's public library.
Wright !Wright's Tavern 01961-01-20January 20, 1961 Concord
Middlesex Wright's Tavern was used in October 1774 as the first meeting place of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress. In April 1775 it was the assembly point for Concord's Minutemen before the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
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