The Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds is not your typical historic house!
Step back in time with fun games, multimedia and audio programs, hands-on activities, and 100-year-old specimen trees. Gain insight into today's issues of equality, sustainability, politics and protest.
Built in 1734, the site explores the lives and contributions of three families over three centuries:
- The Durant story investigates colonial life and the events leading up to the American Revolution.
- The Kenricks were leaders in the horticultural revolution and the abolition movement in the nineteenth century.
- The Dewings were pioneers in historic preservation.
The tranquil grounds showcase remnants from the Kenrick's booming nineteenth-century nursery, which introduced fruit and ornamental tree varieties still enjoyed today.