Both the Webb and Deane homes are National Historic Landmarks and the Stevens home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All provide a glimpse into two centuries of American history.
The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum provides the quintessential New England experience, with tours available on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m., throughout April. From May 1 through October 31, WDS is open daily, except Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.
During the museum’s informative tours, visitors are immersed in life of the mid-18th and early-19th centuries with many a tale of the charm, hardship, and political intrigue of that era.
Three meticulously restored homes are included in the one-hour tour. The 1752 Joseph Webb House, which served as George Washington’s headquarters in May 1781, and was later owned by artist and antiquarian Wallace Nutting. The Silas Deane House, circa 1770, was built for America’s Revolutionary War diplomat to France as both his residence and as a power base for his political aspirations. The Isaac Stevens House, 1789, depicts the life of a middle class family in the 1820s and 30s using many original family possessions.
Save time for a stroll through the Colonial Revival Garden, designed by one of America’s first female landscape architects, and the Webb House gift shop, which offers unusual and finely-crafted treasures for the home and the holidays, and wedding and hostess gifts, in all price ranges.
Three-House Tour (1 hour): $10 per adult; $9 per senior over 60, AAA member and active military; $5 per student and children (5-18), $25 per family (2 adults + children). Groups rates available.