The Joshua Hersey House in Hingham Massachusetts is a carefully restored antique that preserves the spirit, quality, and character of the original 1794 home. Modern amenities are tastefully balanced with wide pine floors, hand-hewn beams, and the strength of skilled workmanship and solid construction in Federal style architecture.
The oldest section of the house, "the Pub" was constructed in 1756. The main house was built by Joshua Hersey in 1793 in preparation for his marriage to Lucy Jacob in March of 1794. The house and surrounding 72 acres continued to be owned and farmed by the Hersey family for nearly 100 years until passing to owners outside the family in 1890.
The property at 220 Prospect Street, Hingham, occupies slightly less than an acre. Over more than 250 years, the grounds have been planted with a wide variety of annuals, flowering trees and shrubs. An extensive landscape architect's plan drawn up in 1929 is still in evidence today. More recent additions include an illuminated wiffleball field, swimming pool, vegetable garden and a nascent bocce court.