November 1, 2022 Posted by the Hingham Historical Society
During the first two weekends of November, the Hingham Historical Society will host its annual candlelight tours of the 1686 Old Ordinary House Museum. Tourists will be able to learn about the hardships and simple pleasures of a New England winter back in the day colonial
The Old Ordinary is a remarkable example of the architectural and cultural history of early America, built on Boston’s Main Road so that stagecoach travelers could stop “for a regular meal” and a drink at the tavern. A homely, family business, the Ordinary has served local travelers for over 150 years as a meeting place to exchange news, hold events, see friends and sample the latest batch of cider. In addition to the 1686 House Museum, the property includes the Olmsted Garden, the Old Fort and the Arts and Crafts Annex.
Although The Old Ordinary now has a new air conditioning system to allow year-round visits, during the Candlelight Tours the house will remain unheated to give guests a taste of what life was like for the first families during the long, cold and dark New England winters Tours last 45 minutes and end with a seasonal snack. Advanced ticket sales only. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit: https://hinghamhistorical.org/