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Address: 120 King Caesar Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332-3916
Phone Number: +1 781-934-6106
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This Federal mansion was built in 1809 for Ezra Weston II, known as...

This Federal mansion was built in 1809 for Ezra Weston II, known as "King Caesar" for his worldwide preeminence as a shipbuilder and merchant. Weston's enterprise dominated Duxbury in the early 19th century with a large portion of the population employed in the Weston shipyards, farms, wharves, mill, ropewalk, or aboard Weston's fishing schooners and merchant fleet. Ezra Weston's ship "Hope," built in 1841, was then New England's largest vessel. Purchased by the Society in 1965, the house is presented for tours as it appeared in the 1820s. The house is noted for its rare French scenic wallpapers, portraits of sea captains, and 19th century furnishings.

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A Must See Historical home on Powder Point

Whenever family or friends visit Duxbury, this special home is always on the list of things to see. Christmas Time tours are a must. You can't visit Duxbury without a tour of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Whenever family or friends visit Duxbury, this special home is always on the list of things to see. Christmas Time tours are a must. You can't visit Duxbury without a tour of one of our most historical homes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We had a private tour by the town historian and it was wonderful. We learned a lot because she was able to put everything into context. Duxbury has beautiful old properties.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This historica house, and the knowledge of its docents, is not to be missed! Duxbury is not a touristy town, which is part of its charm. If you have the opportunity to visit someone in town or otherwise stop by, this is a must-see historic site. The house and its history are pretty amazing. Who knew that sleep Duxbury was... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Visiting the King Caesar House gives you such insight into how people lived in the mid 1800's. Of course, this was a wealthy shipbuilder's home, not typical of how everyone lived. There are wonderful artifacts from ships including paintings of some of those built right there. The docents are very knowledgeable and can answer any questions you may have. I... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

The King Caesar House is magical. I recommend it to anyone who is a history buff or new to the Town of Duxbury. The folks who work there are so pleasant and knowledgeable. We had a great time and look forward to visiting again this fall.

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