Cogswell's Grant

60 Spring Street, Essex, MA 01929 - United States




A destination for antique lovers, this eighteenth century farmhouse was the summer home of collectors Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little, and features their celebrated collection of American folk art. Arranged just as the family lived with it, the house is overflowing with portraits, redware, painted furniture, hooked rugs, and decoys.


Historic house tours are given on the hour from 11am - 3pm. The last tour of the day starts at 3pm. Space on each tour is limited, and admission on Smithsonian Museum Day will be first-come-first-served.

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