Tour an original New England frontier homestead that is as good as it gets. It's all original; the timber home standing on the same banks of a the same salt marsh for nearly 350 years. Original antiques and functioning reproductions fill the authentic rooms where generations of Haskell families lived; providing an opportunity to immerse yourselves into their lives like nowhere else.
Built at West Gloucester, Massachusetts beside a salt marsh by west-englishman William Haskell in 1680, the simple yet grand farmstead was the foundation for the Haskell family in New England. They lived a quiet, simple but difficult frontier life growing crops and raising livestock among the marsh; harvesting hay and sailing it to central Gloucester for sale. Generations of the family grew up within these walls; it's currently owned by Haskell's 11th great-grandson.
what people think:
“Can't say enough of what a delightful and informative experience the tour of the William Haskell house with Vijay as our guide. I loved to learn about Cape Ann, as a new resident and love museums and history. This tour checked all the boxes.Although it was a dreary, wet Sunday day, Vijay's energy and knowledge brightened up the day. He is extremely knowledgeable, engaging and full of interesting facts about the 17th century. This house is very unique due to its impeccable restored condition.
Take a drive and spend a couple of hours on this tour and be transformed back in time."
- Caole B, TripAdvisor