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Friday : 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday (September-June) : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday (July-August) : 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday : Closed

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House History

Tracing the History of Your Medford House

A guide created by the Medford Historical Society and the Medford Public Library. 

Click here to download the PDF version of it.


 Historic house
Registry of Deeds          Medford Historical Commission          City Clerk's Office
Historic New England          National Register of Historic Places          Additional Links


Middlesex County Registry of Deeds

Middlesex County Registry of Deeds
208 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02141

Phone: (617) 679-6310
Fax: (617) 494-9083

Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-3:45p.m.


Medford Historical Commission

Medford Historical Commission
c/o Office of Community Development
Medford City Hall
85 George P. Hassett Dr.
Medford, MA 02465

Phone: 781-396-5500


Medford City Clerk's Office

Medford City Clerk's Office
City Hall, Room 103
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155

Phone: 781-393-2425

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Historic New England

Historic New England is a regional heritage organization.

HNE offers some consultation services and resources for homeowners, as a well as an Historic Homeowner program.

HNE logo


National Register of Historic Places
and National Historic Landmarks

The City of Medford contains hundreds of sites and structures having architectural, archeological, or historical significance. Medford currently has two city-designated Historic Districts, and one National Historic District.

At the present time, 30 Medford properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, two of which have been designated as National Historic Landmarks by the Secretary of the Interior.

NRHP plaque


Additional Preservation and House History Links

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Historic Curatorship Program 
Massachusetts Historic Landscape Preservation Initiative 
National Park Service: Cultural Resources
National Park Service: Technical Preservation Services
Preservation Massachusetts
Preservation Directory
Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Houses