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Built to be a home in 1734 and renovated to be a museum by Historic Newton in 2012. Over the past three centuries, three families lived at the Newton house which now tells their stories, and of the land they shaped, and of the many contributions...more
Having always wanted to stop in rather than drive by on my way to somewhere else, I finally got the chance. This old Newton house of historic significance is terrific. Thank you to it's owners, inhabitants and most recent heirs, it has been well preserved...More
Our party began with a private tour of the house, which was cool. Max, who was in charge of party stuff was helpful, but, we would not recommend having a party there and here is why.
First of all, you can’t start until the house...More
This is becoming my favorite historic house. Beautiful huge trees, well-preserved rooms and original furnitures, great activities. My favorite exhibits are the original authentic kitchen tools. My favorite activity is constructing a model of the house with the same roman numbers used for building the...More
This a wonderful old house (1732) with a stone fireplace for cooking, talking displays for self-guided tours, great gardens, games for kids, and easy parking....all on Waverly Street in Newton. It provides a tremendous insight of how people lived way-back-when. Not to be missed.
I brought my toddler to the Durant-Kendrick house not having any idea of what to expect. The way the exhibits were set up the day we went there were activities in every room for me to get involved in learning as well as puzzles suitable...More
We really enjoyed this historic home and it's informative displays. I also liked the activities for children. I now want to go back with my 4 year old granddaughter. I also want to go back to see the yard/gardens.
I went to the Durant-Kenrick House with a group of 8 Individuals with differing needs. The house VERY accessible for children, or individuals with special sensory needs or mobility challenges. Decent amount of room to move, and lots of toys and activities for individuals to...More
My troop went to help clean up the yard. Max and his staff were great. They opened up the museum and taught the girls some games too. He has offered up some additional teachings of trees/ plantings to my troop. This is a great place...More