Plan Your Visit
Hours & Admission

Please visit us for a tour of
The Fairbanks House Museum

the oldest surviving timber frame house in North America is
one of the finest examples of historic American architecture

50-minute tours are available by reservation
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May through October (online tour reservations become available in March)

Please note: Limited Accessibility

We want all visitors to enjoy their time at the Fairbanks House Museum.  Visitors may enjoy the grounds and the historic herb garden which are accessible to all. A full 50-60 minute tour involves standing, walking and a few stairs. There are chairs in each area for visitors who prefer to be seated. The Fairbanks House was built in 1637. As such, it has narrow, low doorways, and varying ceilings heights. Tours take place on the first floor only.  There are no stairs entering the house or the first two rooms of the tour. However, continuing on the tour there are four places where there are one or two stairs at entrance to rooms.  In keeping with its primitive charm the house is not climate controlled and there is no running water nor accessible rest room. We encourage anyone with questions or concerns about accessibility to call the museum at 782.326.1170 ahead of visiting.


3-D Virtual Tour

If you cannot visit the Fairbanks House you can take our 3-D interactive Virtual Tour
at $10 with access for 48 hours, available year-round.
Click below & explore the Old House
on your computer, tablet or smart phone
in the comfort of your own home!

Virtual Presentations

 about the Fairbanks House and American history are available to schools, colleges and universities,
historical and genealogy societies, men’s and women’s clubs,
garden clubs, church and civic groups.

Please contact us at
for more information.

2024 Season Tour Admissions

Adults 18+ $15.00
Children (7 – 17) $8.00
Children (6 & under) Free
Seniors 60+ $12.00
Groups of 10 or more Call Office: 781.326.1170