Enjoy a fun afternoon exploring the Nye Museum, where you can discover how early American communities lived and prospered. The museum is located just off Route 6A near the East Sandwich Post Office. We offer free tours of the Benjamin Nye Homestead, a historical landmark first established in 1678. Visitors are welcome to take self-guided tours of the … Read more
What’s New at the Nye Museum this August? Read some brief updates in our latest newsletter, including info about the (new) Old Fish Hatchery Trail
This season, we will open the Grange Hall to visitors Tuesday through Saturday 11AM-4PM. The Visitors Center at the Grange Hall includes an expanded gift shop, tour and property information, and selected exhibits. All of our offerings are designed to be self-guided and to comply with COVID-19 rules and regulations. Check out our expanded gift … Read more
Nye Museum Press Releases Its First Book! Mark Wiklund, Editor of Nye Museum Press is pleased to announce the release of a new book: Nye Mill Museum: History & Preservation. Written with contributions by John Nye Cullity, Dave Wheelock, and David Shorten, the book recounts the history of grist milling at the Benjamin Nye Homestead, … Read more
At the beginning of the summer, staff at the Nye Museum recovered dozens of precious artifacts during a three week archaeology dig led by Dave Wheelock. We planned to resume the dig next weekend August 8. Owing to the extreme heat this summer, we have decided to postpone our next dig until early fall, perhaps … Read more
The Nye Museum remains open this summer, with necessary restrictions in place. All staff and visitors must wear a facemask on the property, and maintain social distance. These requirements are especially true indoors. Therefore, given its small space and what scientists are learning about the “aerosol effect” indoors, the 1678 house museum will remained closed … Read more
The Nye Museum is pleased to announce that we have opened a new trail on the property. Beginning July 17, visitors will be able to take free self-guided tours of the Old Fish Hatchery. Audio narration is available at nyemuseum.org/walkingtour.
In order to ensure public health and limit the spread of covid-19, the Nye Museum will postpone its upcoming talks for March, April & May. Please check back for more updates about other events.
Recent attention toward the reconstruction of George Washington’s distillery, a 5-still commercial operation on one of Washington’s farms from 1797-c. 1802, has sparked interest in spirits distillation in America. The distillery burned to the ground in 1814 and was lost until rediscovered by Mount Vernon archaeologists in 1997. After extensive reconstruction, the distillery is once … Read more