• Dwight-Derby House

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    Hello! Welcome to the Dwight-Derby House! This building is often captured in pictures extending its beautiful reflection on Baker’s pond which is right across the street. This house was built in 1651 by Timothy Dwight. For Mr. Dwight’s house to have been built over 350 years ago and last this long is amazing feat of building construction!  In fact, this house is actually one of the ten oldest existing wooden frame houses in the entire country! In 1996, the house was nearly torn down, but fortunately this important piece of Medfield History was purchased by the town, so that you and I can enjoy this community treasure. Thanks to important efforts made by a dedicated group of Medfield volunteers, grants from the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, you are able to enjoy the splendor of this house today. The building has been stabilized and partially restored to ensure it will be there for our future generations to enjoy. For more information on this house check out the Dwight-Derby House website.