Now owned and operated by the Town of Hamilton, the Patton Homestead was home to the Patton family for over 90 years, including two great American generals – General George S. Patton Jr. and his son Major General George S. Patton IV. It is a nationally significant historic property where families, the community and Veterans can enrich their lives through cultural events, seasonal festivals, educational programming and gatherings. 

Click here for a Virtual Tour

The Patton Homestead offers access to the Ipswich River and neighboring Essex County Greenbelt trails. The grounds are open to the public for recreation and gatherings year-round; an idyllic setting for any special occasion. 

Parking is available free of charge in the gravel lot.

Holly Erickson, Director
As a representative for the Town, Holly manages day to day property needs along with public and private event coordination. Please reach out to Holly here for grounds rental or additional property information.


*** The home itself it is occupied by the Hamilton Historical Society, Inc.Ubate Co- Working, and the Wenham Museum’s Patton Family Archive. Please scroll down for contact information for these impressive organizations.


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Public Events are a way for the Town of Hamilton to give back to the community as well as promote the awareness and conservation of this beautiful property. We invite you to visit this historic property for this seasons lineup of public events as well as recreation and leisure in your free time! Please refer to the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department’s website here for up to date program offerings.

THANK YOU Mass Cultural Council! We are honored to be the recipient of a Festival and Program Grant! This support will help to continue our cultural growth and mission to preserve the incredible Patton Homestead Property for all to enjoy!

Learn more about their organization by visiting www.massculturalcouncil.org




This Spring, the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department will be offering sport, art and nature programs at the Patton Homestead! Go to the HW Rec Department website to see what is happening!



SUNSET MUSIC SERIES + PATTON PICNICS: The Patton Homestead is one of the best sunset viewing spots in Hamilton and our friends at the Cellar Door will be providing sandwiches, snacks, dessert and drinks, so mark your calendar to come by the Sunset Music Series!  Come to picnic and enjoy upbeat music from some of your favorite local bands! Sit at one of the many picnic benches – first come, first serve – or bring a blanket for hillside picnicking and bask in the Golden Hour while the kids roll down the hill! It is a great way to enjoy this special time of year when Spring in the air! TICKETS will be sold online this year, so stay tuned for details!

Spring Line-Up for 2023!

–>  June 1st: Dead to the Core

–> June 8th: Gigi + the Noize

–> June 15th: Judes + the Hutch

–> June 22nd: Millie + the Half Nelsons

          –> June 29th: Cold Engines

Music from 5:30-7:30, ALL ARE WELCOME!
(pay entry fee at the gate – $5/person and kids under 12 FREE!)


SUMMER 2023: Fourth Friday Flicks

Friday, May 26th – Top Gun: Maverick

Friday June 23rd – Avatar: The Way of Water

Friday July 28th – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Friday August 25rd Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark


Thanks to all who continue to support the Public Events at the Patton Homestead. Public Events are a great way to showcase local artists and musicians for positive community engagement, and now because of the great turn out in 2022, the Town is working to grow community offering. By gathering people in a meaningful way, the Town will continue to support the work of preserving the historic Patton Homestead and protecting this ecological gem!


Hamilton Wenham Library Book Club at the Patton Homestead:

Upcoming Dates: May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, and September 5

*** Join HW Public Library for the Summer Book Club;  first Tuesday of each month from 3-4pm. More information, click here

Friends of the Patton Homestead

 Please visit www.pattonhomestead.org to learn more about the Friends of the Patton Homestead, formerly known as Patton Homestead, Inc.

Patton Archives, Operated by the Wenham Museum
Archivist email
Click here for the Wenham Museum to schedule tours of the Patton Family Archives
Hamilton Historical Society
The Hamilton Historical Society is housed in the north wing of the Patton Homestead.

Click here for the Hamilton Historical Society access and information.

Inc.Ubate Coworking
Click Here to learn more about Inc.Ubate Coworking
Address & Hours
650 Asbury Street
Hamilton, MA 01982


The grounds are open sunrise to sunset for public recreation, unless closed for a private function.


Give a donation of any amount to support the Friends of the Patton Homestead!

In providing educational and cultural opportunities for our community, preserve this unique history, and to honor veterans. 


Friends of the Patton Homestead Board of Directors  – pattonhomestead.org

  • Marc Johnson, President
  • Leandra DeFeo, Vice President
  • Derek Smith, Treasurer
  • Deborah Lannon
  • Paul Cancelliere
  • Andrew Donaldson

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