Our Mission

The Caleb Nickerson Homestead is preserved and operated as a self-sustaining museum and educational venue charged with demonstrating the lost arts and crafts practiced by the Nickerson family and its contemporaries from the late 17th century to the late 19th century.

What to Expect

  • Tour the Caleb Nickerson Homestead, a circa-1829 antique Cape with its three hearths and working beehive oven.
  • Peep into the reproduction post-and-beam outhouse built by our period carpenter.
  • See what is growing and ready to harvest in the heirloom kitchen garden managed by our master gardener.
  • Walk the grounds of this historic landmark where Chatham’s first English settlers made their home in 1664.
  • Interested in Archaeology? View the artifact exhibit on display now at the homestead.

Location & Hours

Guided tours of the homestead are available from June to September on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm and Saturdays July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 20 from 10am to 2 pm.

Visitors of all ages welcome. Donations welcomed.

1107 Orleans Rd,
North Chatham, MA 02650
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