This is the home page of the Wakefield Historical Society, but we also share information about the Historical Commission and offer other information about the history of our town.

* NEW:  Join the effort to help preserve the Old Burying Ground.  Click here for more information about Old Burying Ground Preservation session on Wakefield Heritage Day, September 30th.

*NEW: Twilight Tour of the Old Burying Ground, October 27th, 5:30 p.m.

*NEW:  View our latest newsletter:  WHSNewsFall17

*Historic Homeowner Signage Program – visit the Wakefield Historical Commission‘s site.    There you will find a link to the necessary form.


*Visit our site “Wakefield Historical Society News”  (https://wakefieldhistory.wordpress.com) for inks to our Historic Wakefield Tours — you can follow the tour as a walking tour onsite on your cellphone or tablet, or you can opt to enjoy them while seated comfortably at your computer.

*To see Wakefield’s history on WCVB’s CHRONICLE program, and hear the story of how the town got its name, click here.

*To send us an email, click here.

*To join us, click on historical-society-membership-form-16.

*To learn more about us, visit our Facebook page.

*NEW:  Watch the video history of the Hartshorne House.

*In the mood for a murder mystery?  You’ll enjoy this story of the murder of a Civil War soldier from South Reading.

We’ll be growing the site quickly.  Check back with us to find information about the town’s historic sites, people and our collections.