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2nd Saturdays of month, 1-4, Spring and Fall, and by appointment



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PO Box 534
Dover MA 02030-0534

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Main Number 508-785-1832


Driving Directions:

North or South on I-95 (Rte. 128), exit at 19B onto Highland Avenue, Needham. Proceed straight on Highland Avenue and then bear right at the fork onto Chestnut Street in Needham Center. Follow Chestnut Street for 1.5 miles. You will cross the Charles River where Chestnut Street becomes Dedham Street.

In about 3 miles you will see the center of Dover ahead. Before you get there, turn left on Dedham Street. Coming from Needham, it is a hairpin left turn. (If you see the cemetery on your left or come to the traffic light, you have gone too far; turn around and make the first right.)

The Sawin Museum, headquarters of the Dover Historical Society, is immediately on your left at the top of a small rise (80 Dedham). Turn up the driveway and park by the museum.

Continue to follow Dedham Street for about about 1/2 mile. You will see the Benjamin Caryl House (107 Dedham) and Fisher Barn sites on the right.

The Dover Historical Society
PO Box 534
Dover, MA 02030