CAPE COD MUSEUMS
CALEB NICKERSON HOMESTEAD IN CHATHAM
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633
Did you know?
William Nickerson was the founder of Chatham, then called Monomoit, Monomoy and other various spellings, on Cape Cod.
The 1827 Caleb Nickerson House Museum is owned by the Nickerson Family Association, inc., founded in 1897 in Chatham by William Emery Nickerson.
The Caleb House was built in the Stage Harbor area of Chatham and was moved in 2003 to the Nickerson Family Association property in Chathamport that also includes the homestead site of the first English settlers of Chatham, William & Anne (Busby) Nickerson.
The Caleb Nickerson House Museum is a "working" museum of life on Cape Cod in the early 19th century.
Experience Colonial life in an antique full cape, featuring a beehive oven, period woodwork and a Colonial kitchen vegetable and herb garden. Stop by and check the progress on the construction of our post and beam outhouse and see what is growing and ready to pick in Caleb’s kitchen garden.
The museum, adjacent to the Nickerson Family Association Genealogy Center, is open on Wednesday mornings during the late spring to early fall and by appointment.
Please enjoy a walking tour of our campus during daylight hours. You can take selfies outside the picturesque Caleb Nickerson Homestead, a circa-1829 antique Cape with three hearths and a working beehive oven. Peep into the reproduction post-and-beam outhouse built by our period carpenter. See what is growing and ready to harvest in the heirloom dooryard and kitchen gardens managed by our master gardener.