This year the Old Burying Ground Twilight Tour will be virtual:  October 30th, 6:30 p.m.

Here is the link:
Join Zoom Meeting
The tour will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.  Because attendance will be somewhat limited, you might want to log on earlier to assure your place.  If there is a demand, an additional tour will be scheduled at a time TBD.

Celebrating the 376th Anniversary of the founding of the Town!  

For more information about the history of the Wakefield Historical Society, click here.


The current healthcare emergency has impacted our ability to open the Museum to visitors.  (Normally we are open several days per month.)  But although we are not hosting open houses, we are still caring for our collections and the schoolhouse building.  Just today (8/24/20) a sprinkler system pipe needed upgrading at a cost of $950.  

Soon we will be adding a virtual tour or two to help you experience the Museum and the Society’s work.  We are also adding to our Wakefield walking tours, available on our other wordpress site.



 See our Schedule for more details, as they develop.

To support our work, please click this link to  JOIN US, donate to the Society’s support, or donate an object to the collection.   

Help us in our mission of preserving the town’s history and heritage!  Join the Wakefield Historical Society, established in 1890 and support us via membership dues or donations to the Schoolhouse utilities fund, or let us know you’d like to help out!  We are a welcoming group, and would love more people getting involved to help us with our work.

Much of our current season must be virtual.  For more information, see our schedule.

*To join our mailing list, or to have the newsletter emailed to you, please contact us. You can send us a message via the wordpress links (“contact us”) or call us at 857-301-8805.

*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.

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*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 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.