THE "OLD CHELMSFORD" GARRISON HOUSE, located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, was one of 19 British garrisons in Chelmsford in 1691.  The house has been designated as a National Historical Place and is a practically unspoiled museum piece.   It is a rare example of where and how the common man and his family lived in the early days.  Inside, the house is furnished with beautiful antique furniture and dishes, clothes, cooking equipment, and many other items which a family would have used in their everyday life.  The buttery inside the house contains a very interesting display of early dairy equipment.

In addition to the house, we have a barn with a fascinating collection of old farm tools and vehicles, a Summer Kitchen, a working Blacksmith Shop, an herb garden, the Craft House, the Hill Jock House,  the Fiske House barn, and someday,  the McLaughlin house.

To take a virtual tour of the buildings, Click here.

There are numerous and varied programs and scheduled events during the year, and the public is invited to join in most of them.


Calendar of Events for 2014

Below is the calendar of events for the 2014 season. Visit again as events may be added or revised throughout the year. 


|April 12 - Spring Clean-up day - 9 a.m to 3 p.m.
We always need volunteers to help with grounds maintenance!

|April 26 - Spring Clean-up day - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We need volunteers to help with grounds maintenance.

|May 2014 - Spring School Program
Out of Town School Children visit the Garrison house.

|June 11 - Annual Meeting & Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
All members are invited to attend, but please let us know to reserve dinner.

|July 3 & 4 - Booth on Chelmsford common - Hours to be posted by the town of Chelmsford.
Visit our booth on Chelmsford common!

|July 10 & 11 - Summer history program - 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days
Children can sign up for various activities which will introduce them to our historic facilities, tools and artifacts and give them an appreciation for the past through hands-on experience.  Click here to download the registration form.

|July 20 - Sunday Afternoon Tours - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The public is invited to tour the Garrison House in the afternoon.

|August 17 - Sunday Afternoon Tours - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The public is invited to tour the Garrison House in the afternoon.

|September 28 - Colonial Craft Day - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Our most popular event of the summer. An event for the whole family.

|October 2014 - Fall School Program
Chelmsford second graders visit the garrison house.

|October 4  - "Garrison House After Dark" - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This year's special fund raising event!

|October 18 & 19 - Handcraft Fair
Details to come later in the year...

|November 8 & 9 - Sally's Closet - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A special vintage clothing exhibit.

|December 6 - Christmas Craft Fair - 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The annual christmas fair at the Little Red Schoolhouse on Chelmsford common.



All events will be held at:

The "Old Chelmsford" Garrison House
105 Garrison Road
Chelmsford, MA. 01824

unless otherwise noted.






For more information on any event, call (978) 256-8832,
or email email us



Back to top


For suggestions or to report problems with this
web page send email to:

email us