Photo courtesy of The Willard House and Clock Museum
Is the oldest house built by a white man in
The original owner of the Willard House was Joseph Willard - 1716.
Joseph Willard was the first white settler in
He was a "Webster and a Farmer" and his four Grandchildren
(born between 1743-1757) were famous clockmakers.
Source: Town of Grafton "Survey and Inventory of Historic,
Architectural and Cultural Resources" July 1991 Grafton Historical Commision by Anne
The other "oldest house" is the Long House built by the Hassanamisco
which is said to be much older than the Willard House
Willard House and Clock
We have been informed that the Willard House Museum Shop sells (and
ships) hard cover and soft cover copies of Pierce's "History of Grafton"
Willard House and Clock Museum
11 Willard Street
Grafton, MA 01536