The oldest house in New England owned and occupied continuously by the same family for over three centuries. Built in 1641, this house was traditionally called the Fort House because of its possible use as a refuge from Indian attack.
In 1646 it became the home of Stephen Wing, one of the early settlers of Sandwich, son of the Reverend John Wing and Deborah Bachelor. Stephen and his descendants occupied the house from then on, adding on as families grew and changing tastes dictated. Now restored, it is furnished almost entirely with Wing family antiques showing the different periods of its long history. The house is maintained by the Wing Family of America and open to the public.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from June 15 to mid September from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m; last tour at 3:00 pm.
There is a small admission fee.
Wing Family of America members only may request off-season tours by appointment.