Preserving the Patton Homestead's history begins with restoring the house and making its beautiful and serene landscape accessible.

The property is in the process of being renovated from a single family home into a community asset which will host educational, recreational and cultural opportunities.  The renovation that is underway respects the deep history of the property and the importance of the families who lived in it.  The Patton Archives are located at the property and are now managed by the Wenham Museum.

The Patton Homestead is a nationally significant historic property because:

  • Great example of a 1785 New England colonial farm  house
  • It was the home of two famous US Generals
  • The historical landscape and scenic setting
  • Location of Patton Archives - which is an outstanding, well-preserved collection of relevant military & family history.