The Porter-Phelps-Huntington House was built in 1752 by Moses and Elizabeth Porter and was central to the 600-acre farmstead known as “Forty Acres.”  Today, the property is surrounded by over 350 acres of protected farmland, forest and river frontage.  The Museum showcases the activities of a wealthy and productive 18th-century household including numerous artisans, servants and slaves who made “Forty Acres” an important social and commercial link in local, regional and national cultural and economic networks.  Since 1799 there have been no structural changes to the house. In the 19th century the house evolved into a rural retreat for the family and in the mid 20th century became an early example of historic preservation.  The museum is listed on the National Historic Register and contains the belongings of seven generations of one extended Hadley family. Open May 15 through October 15, Saturday through Wednesday, the Museum also presents a series of special programs including Wednesday Folk Traditions concerts and Saturday teas.  For more information: ▪ 130 River Drive (Route 47) ▪ (413) 584-4699

House Tours

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington House is open to the public from May 15 until October 15, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm, Saturday through Wednesday (closed on Thursdays and Fridays). It is open mornings by appointment only. For information on tours and special programs, please call the staff during the afternoons at (413) 584-4699. Admission to the house is $5.00 for adults, $1.00 for children under twelve. A guided tour takes approximately one hour.

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