Dennis, MA 02638
Did you know? Docents in period costume guide visitors through the air conditioned home of the first minister, Josiah Dennis, for whom the town was later named.
The Manse is open from June 24 to August 31 on Tuesdays, June 27 to August 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed July 4), Thursdays, June 29 to August 31, from 1 to 4 p.m. and Selected Saturdays, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, September 9 & September 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. The long gone Nobscussett Hotel is a special exhibit in the Shiverick Maritime Room. Experience a c1745 one room schoolhouse & wander through Colonial gardens. There is no admission fee; donations are appreciated. Private tours @ $3 per person may be reserved.
Colonial Day, filled with demonstrations by costumed interpreters plus a Pie, Bake & Book Sale is held on Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy colonial trades, candle making, wool spinning, 18th century education, floral & herbal remedies, lawn games & events for all generations.
Christmas at the Manse is held on Sunday, December. 10, from Noon to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy natural holiday decorations in a festive Colonial home that will enchant young and old. Part of Dennis Village Stroll, a trolley whisks you from the Gazebo to the Manse.