HIS­TORIC HOMES

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COOPER FROST AUSTIN HOUSE

Built be­tween 1681-1682 this “lean-to” style house is the old­est dwelling in the city of Cam­bridge. De­spite al­ter­ations to the home over the years much of the orig­i­nal frame and ma­te­ri­als re­main. 21 Lin­naean St., Cam­bridge, 617.994.6669.

FRED­ER­ICK LAW OLM­STED NA­TIONAL HIS­TORIC SITE

Na­tional his­toric site com­mem­o­rates the great Amer­i­can land­scape artist. Free guided tours of Fairsted, Olm­sted’s his­toric de­sign of­fice and grounds, of­fered F-Sa be­tween 9:30 am-4 pm. 99 War­ren St., Brook­line, 617.566.1689.

PAUL RE­VERE HOUSE

Built in 1680, Paul Re­vere’s for­mer home is the old­est wooden house still stand­ing

in Bos­ton. On the Na­tional His­toric Register and has been re­stored to a late 17th-cen­tury ap­pear­ance. Open daily 9:30 am-5:15 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $1-5. 19 North Square, 617.523.2338.

WIL­LIAM HICKLING PRESCOTT HOUSE

Twin Fed­eral-era town houses named for the Amer­i­can his­to­rian who lived there in the mid-19th cen­tury. Fea­tures Prescott’s re­stored study, dec­o­ra­tive arts and a cos­tume col­lec­tion. Open W-Th and Sa 1-4 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $8. 55 Bea­con St., 617.742.3190.

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