Dedham History

Dedham has an incredibly rich and vibrate history that the Dedham Historical Society has done a fantastic job of collecting, displaying, and explaining. Be sure to visit them at 612 High St, Dedham, in the Square.

 

The Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA is the oldest known wood structure still standing in North America. Built circa 1637 for Jonathan and Grace Fairbanks and their six children, it was home to eight generations of the Fairbanks family over the course of 268 years. The Fairbanks House is now a historic house museum and on the National Register of Historic Places.