Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts? This circa 1637 home is the oldest timber frame house in the United States.
You can visit for free if you are a resident of one of nine Norfolk County towns. The towns of Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Canton, Sharon, Walpole, Medfield, Foxboro and Westwood all offer free visitor passes from their local public libraries. Pick a day, reserve the pass from your library and you are on your way!
In fact your local library, regardless of where you live, is likely to offer free or reduced price passes for many regional museums and attractions. Check out your local library website to see what passes they offer.
Tour season is starting soon at the Fairbanks House! The house opens for visitors on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Tours start every hour on the hour from 10:00am to 4:00pm. I hope to see you there!