Welcome to “Ye Old Upham House”
The Oldest First Period Colonial House in Melrose, MA
The Upham Family Society Inc
To Preserve, Maintain, and Restore The Only First Period Colonial Home in Melrose, MA
The Upham Family Society Inc. is a 501C(3) Non-Profit charitable organization whose purpose is to preserve, maintain, and restore the only first period colonial home in Melrose, MA , “Ye Old Upham House” at 255 Upham Street.
The Phineas Upham House in Melrose, Massachusetts, built in 1703, is a First Period Colonial 300 plus year old timber frame house currently used as an historic house museum. The structure started as a small saltbox and has undergone structural changes to bring it to its current beautiful look.
The ultimate goal of the Upham Family Society is to convert the house into a full museum, thus allowing the caretaker to reside in an adjacent barn built in 2007 during the last major preservation and restoration project.
This “Barn” will also archive historical materials and artifacts that have been stored in the Upham House attic for years. The artifacts include historic textiles, pictures, books, clothing, shoes, Civil War Flags, and armaments. The current barn is now fully ADA accessible.
The goal, through donations from our members (both Upham Family Members & Friends of the Upham Society) is to maintain, preserve, and restore these important parts of our National heritage.
It is an opportunity for American citizens to honor the sacrifices of our early colonial settlers who braved incredible hardships to form the beginnings of our United States.