Inhabited for nearly 300 years by the descendants of Deacon John Grave I. The house was uses as a private residence; school, wartime infirmary, inn, tavern and courtroom.Read More
The Deacon John Grave Foundation was incorporated in 1983 to save the Deacon John Grave House from destruction. Since that time the foundation has worked tirelessly to restore and preserve this unique structure. The Deacon John Grave House is special because its history is the story of seven generations of one Madison's family, how they lived and died, their joys and sorrows and their continual struggle to make ends meet in a constantly changing society. Seven generations of farmers, haulers, soldiers, innkeepers, shoemakers, dressmakers and weavers have tread on the time worn floorboards of the house. Seven generations kept amazingly meticulous entries in account books that tell their story, from early Colonial beginnings to the 20th century.
Tour time: 30 minutes
Other amenities: Dining Nearby, Dining nearby, Gift Shop, Parking, Parking
Pricing: Adults $2, children free.
Other Amenities: Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Group Tours, Special Rentals
Dates of Operation: Mid-June-Columbus Day, Fri. and Sat. 1-4.