The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The NSCDA promotes appreciation for the people, places and events that led to the
formation and development of our country.
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are an unincorporated association of 44 Corporate Societies with more than 15,000 members. The NSCDA has been a leader in the field of historic preservation, restoration and the interpretation of historic sites since its New York Society first undertook the preservation of the Van Cortlandt House in 1897.
The Massachusetts Society headquarters is located at the Prescott House, 55 Beacon Street Boston, MA.View All
William Hickling Prescott House
History wasn’t just made here, it was written (and filmed) here too. Named for influential historian, William Hickling Prescott, who lived and wrote there, this Federalist-style house on Beacon Hill shows what was life was like for the families who lived here from the early 1800’s through the Gilded Age.Learn More and Visit
Dorothy Quincy Homestead
The Dorothy Quincy Homestead, represents five generations of Quincys and three centuries of architecture—Colonial, Georgian and Victorian—all under one roof. This home provides a glimpse into early Colonial history, a taste of daily life and intriguing family stories.Learn More and Visit
Martin House Farm
Martin House Farm is a rare example of a working eighteenth and nineteenth century farm that still retains the character of its original setting. It is an example of what life was like for over 200 years of living in the house continuously by Martin family members.Learn More and Visit
The William Hickling Prescott House is the ideal setting for distinctive private and corporate events.
The first two floors of this handsome Beacon Hill townhouse are available to rent, and will serve as an elegant backdrop for your special occasion.The handsome drawing room and dining room with marble fireplaces create a splendid setting for private dinners, receptions, corporate events, and wedding rehearsal dinners.Learn More