1678 Nye Homestead

An historic Cape Cod house museum

Nye Homestead & Museum  

Built in 1678 by one of the first settlers of Sandwich; Benjamin Nye (1620-1706). The museum also features displays of Nye family memorabilia donated by members over the years. A guided tour includes two parlors, a post-Colonial kitchen, Marine room, seasonal exhibits, an early bedchamber with collection of wool and flax processing devices and the “Bugaboo room”. This diverse slice of Americana helps us understand life before electricity powered our homes. Artifacts from archaeological studies done during restorations help bring the past to life.

The Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum is a historic preservation project of the Nye Family of America Association, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. We are affiliated with the organizations listed below:

Benjamin Nye Homestead 

P.O. Box 134

85 Old County Road 

East Sandwich, MA 02537 

508-888-4213 • Email