1678 Nye Homestead
A Cape Cod house museum
Open June 24th- October 21st. Tuesday – Saturday, 11-4. On peaceful Old County Rd. East Sandwich
We are justly proud of this historic treasure, one of the oldest on Cape Cod, dating back to 1678, when it was built by Benjamin Nye. Located on a quiet country lane beside an old mill stream in historic East Sandwich, this is the ancestral home of all of the Nye Family members in the United States, including the celebrated scientist, television’s “Bill Nye, the Science Guy”. We seek your support, and that of foundations and other interested groups to help continue its preservation for future generations. Tours are offered to individuals and small groups during the summer & fall season. For larger groups, please call to make advance arrangements.
Autumn Gathering 2017
On Saturday, October 21st, the Nye family of America Association, Inc. will host the eighth annual Autumn Gathering at the Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum, from noon to 4 PM. This event is essentially an open house, where we invite the public to stop and tour the Homestead and Museum and grounds. This year there will be an Artisan Craft Fair in the Grange Hall, where you can purchase all sorts of beautiful and useful hand crafted wares. The hall has been in continuous use since 1889. The Autumn Gathering is a neighborhood social, free of charge. Join us!
The Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum is an historic preservation project of the the Nye Family of America Association, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.