Gen. Artemas Ward HomesteadEdit profile
The Gen. Artemas Ward Homestead is a historic property in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Commonly known as the "Artemas Ward House", it is the lifelong home of Artemas Ward, American Major General in the American Revolutionary War and a Congressman from Massachusetts. Today, the house is a Nationally Registered Historic Place.
The house has stood at 786 Main Street since it was built by Ward's father, Nahum, in 1727. Its location is along the original Boston Post Road, and an original mile marker of that road is still visible across Main Street on the Dean Park side.
Many additions were made to the house over the years and the main structure was occupied by Ward family members until 1909. From 1909 until 1954 descendants of the general lived in a second structure situated behind the colonial home.
The home is now a museum preserved by Harvard University and it is open to the public for limited hours during the summer months. The property also includes a four story barn, the largest structure of its kind in New England.