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The Dedham Museum & Archive is located in the heart of historic Dedham Square. The museum houses an important collection of material related to the history of the town and the nation. And the archive is one of the most important in New England. We look forward to your visiting and learning about the history of this shire town. 



  • Tuesday-Friday 11:00-5:00
  • Saturday (2nd & 4th of each month) 11:00-2:00

Archive & Reference Library

  • Tuesday-Thursday 10:00-2:00


  • Nonmembers to Museum $5
  • Nonmembers to Archive $15
  • Members Free

Belong to Something Lasting

Become a member and receive free entry to the museum, archive, reference library, and lectures. Also receive discounts to programs, events, and gift shop items. Visit the Membership page for more details.

Directions & Parking

Dedham Museum & Archive
612 High St, Dedham, MA 02026. Get Directions

Parking: There is parking along High Street and throughout Dedham Square, including at a free public lot a few blocks away at the junction of High Street and Eastern Avenue (from the museum, head toward Dedham Square and the lot is at the traffic light beyond the Community Theater). 

People canoeing on the Charles


Get a glimpse into Dedham history with a tour of The Dedham Museum & Archive. Your visit will provide a look back at some of the people and places that have contributed to the town’s long, rich history and that have made Dedham distinctive.


The 1888 museum building, archive, and restrooms are accessible only by using stairs.

Gift Shop

We offer a selection of Potting Shed and Nash Pottery “Dedham Pottery” ceramics, Dedham Pottery cotton throws, puzzles, ornaments, notecards, books, and more. Stop by during the posted hours, call 781.326.1385, or email [email protected]

People canoeing on the Charles

Nearby Attractions

Dedham Square Circle

Visit Dedham’s historic town center.

Learn more about Dedham Square Circle

Fairbanks House (1637)

The oldest timber-frame house in North America, 511 East Street.

Learn More about Fairbanks House

Dedham Public Library

Branches at 43 Church Street and 257 Mount Vernon Street.

Learn More about Dedham Public Library

Old Village Cemetery & Brookdale Cemetery

Dedham’s historic cemetery (1636) is located at 31 Village Avenue. Brookdale Cemetery (1878) is located at 86 Brookdale Avenue.

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