Fairbanks House Members-Only Tour
511 East Street
This spring we’ve decided to take a break from the usual members-only Strawberry Social and instead offer our members a free tour of the fascinating Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA.
The Fairbanks House normally charges $12 for the tour, but your society is picking up the tab!
Sign up and reserve your spot today!
The Fairbanks House is thought to be the oldest timber frame building in North America still standing. Built circa 1637-1641 for Jonathan and Grace Fairebanke and their six children, it was home to eight generations of the Fairbanks family.
It is significant, not only because of its claim to being the oldest house in New England but because of its architectural significance–it has survived in an unusually unspoiled condition, with a high percentage of its original features intact.
Medfield was the first satellite community to split off from Dedham. All of Medfield’s first thirteen families moved from Dedham. A tour of the Fairbanks House will give you a firsthand experience at what life was like in the beginning years of Medfield.