Benjamin Nye Homestead
85 Old County Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
Telephone: (508) 888-2368
Benjamin Nye built one of the first Grist Mills in the country in 1669, he also built a fulling mill near his saltbox style home in 1686. The mills are no longer on the property, but the house remains a fine example of early living experienced by the settlers to this country. As you travel along the same way that once was used by stage coaches and farmers you are turning back time when you visit the Nye Homestead. To enter the house you step over a millstone doorstep to where the original early paneling has been uncovered, the 18th century wallpaper has been reproduced, the interior window shutters allow the visitor to see how the settlers protected themselves from the cold New England Winter. Antiques compliment the scene, flax and spinning wheels, early cooking tools, hand woven sheets, a Revolutionary War gun, and hand stencilled walls all contribute to giving you an idea of how it was back in the days of the early settlements on Cape Cod.
July 15th to October 15th, 12:00 to 4:30. Off season arrangements can be made by calling 508 888 2368