The Fairbanks House, Dedham, Massachusetts


The Fairbanks House, Dedham, Massachusetts

"The Fairbanks House is believed to be the oldest surviving timber frame house in North America. It was built for a family of Puritan immigrants from Yorkshire in England, Jonathan and Grace Fairebanke and their six children. Dendrochonology (tree ring dating) has confirmed a construction date of the late 1630s-early 1640s. The house was passed down to succeeding generations of the family until the early twentieth century. In all, eight generations of the Fairbanks family lived in the house. Through the Fairbanks Family in America, Inc., the extended Fairbanks family still owns the property." - “The Oldest Timber Frame House,” The Fairbanks House Historical Site, Accessed online 01/02/09;
Visit this site for the history of the house and how to visit it.

511 East Street




“The Fairbanks House, Dedham, Massachusetts,” Southwest Harbor Public Library, accessed June 24, 2019, 15218