Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum

Hadley, Massachusetts

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum was originally a private residence built in 1752 by Moses and Elizabeth Porter. Called Forty Acres, their 18th century farm on the banks of the Connecticut River is today a museum interpreting life in rural New England over three centuries. Moses Porter tragically died at the Battle of Lake George in 1755, only three years after his new house was built. Letters sent between Moses and Elizabeth, as well as Moses's sword, can still be seen at the house. The museum uses these artifacts, as well as the words, spaces and possessions of the other women and men who lived in the house to show visitors the activities of a prosperous and productive 18th century household, as well as its evolution into a rural retreat in the 19th century. A fine mid-20th century example of historic preservation, the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

130 River Drive (Rt 47)
Hadley, Massachusetts 01035
(413) 584-4699
(413) 542-2662

Hours of Operation

Open Saturday through Wednesday, 1:00p.m. to 4:30p.m., from May 15 to October 15. Open mornings by appointment.

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