Welcome to the Weymouth (Mass.) Historical Society
The Weymouth Historical Society is open on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (excluding holidays) at the Holbrook Homestead, located at 238 Park Avenue, South Weymouth. It is also open by appointment. Admission is free. Please call (781) 340-1022 in advance for group and special tours.
Weymouth is the second oldest town in the Commonwealth, developed as a trading post not long after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth. Weymouth is also the site of the very first town meeting. The recorded history of Weymouth begins in 1622, and our graveyards and genealogical records are rich with early American history!
The Weymouth Historical Society was founded in 1879, and is a non-profit organization funded by donations and membership dues. The mission of the Weymouth Historical Society is to protect and preserve the history of Weymouth, Massachusetts. The Society maintains and operates the Jason Holbrook Homestead.
5/9/2023: We are pleased to report that we have received a grant from the Mass Cultural Council. Mass Cultural Council support is an essential component of our organizational infrastructure. It is an investment in our institution as well as in the community we serve. Here at the Weymouth Historical Society, we give our community the space to learn about and discuss our history as a town, country, and world as a whole. Our volunteers are active and passionate members of our community and range in people 16 years old to 103 years old. The grant we received from the Mass Cultural Council will be going towards our growing educational programs that serve our communities students and lifelong learners. Thank you Mass Cultural Council for your investment in our organization and our community!