Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum

Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum
85 Old County Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
Phone: 508-888-4213

 The Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum serves two basic functions.  It is the administrative home of the Nye Family of America Association, Inc. and a repository of artifacts, books and documents pertaining to Nye descendants around the country.  It is also a fine example of a Cape Cod farmhouse museum with rooms restored to several different time periods of early American life.  Most of the furnishings have been donated, usually by Nye descendants, and some antiques have been purchased.  An understanding of these artifacts helps to give us a sense of how our ancestors lived, through cleverness and hard work.  However, they also show us something of the sense of beauty and decoration of past generations, especially during the 19thcentury.

            Outside, visitors are delighted with the rural (for modern Cape Cod) beauty and charm of the neighborhood.  Views of the salt marsh, the back yard meadow, mill pond and stream running in front of the Homestead, convey a peaceful feeling.  The Grange Hall, mill, old trout pools and several other old houses nearby remind us that it was busy here, too, “back in the day”.

Hours: Tue - Sat 11:00 to 4:00pm from June 24th to October 21st, closed Sundays, Mondays, and Holidays.
Off season visitors may call to make an appointment: 508-888-4213.