The Medford Historical Society & Museum is the city’s museum. Located at 10 Governors Avenue, we are open every Sunday afternoon from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Volunteers are available during these hours to help with your Medford-related questions and research. Here we are on Google maps:
The Society’s collections include hundreds of items from Medford’s long and lively history including town reports, city directories, genealogical materials, school records, maps, photographs, postcards, documents, art works, military artifacts, textiles, and many, many, many other objects and writings. The Society also maintains a library of reference materials to help with Medford history research. The collections are being cataloged even as you read this, and our growing catalog will soon be posted online.
In the meantime, our volunteers are available during our open hours and via and telephone or through our online contact form to help with your inquiries. If you have a question for the Society, please call (781) 391-8739 or click here to contact us online.
From north and south of Boston, take Rt. 93 to the Rt. 60 exit towards Medford Square. Enter the next roundabout, and take the first exit onto Salem St. (Rt. 60 West.) Turn slight right onto High St. Governors Avenue is approximately 1/2 mile on the right.
From west of Boston, take 128 to Rt. 2 (east) to the Rt. 60/Pleasant Street exit. Turn left onto Pleasant St./Rt. 60. Stay on Rt. 60, cross Mass. Ave, pass through 2 roundabouts staying on Rt. 60. Governor’s Ave. is the second left after the traffic light in front of the Medford Public Library.
Parking is available on the street or at the town-owned parking lot directly across from the Historical Society.
You can reach Medford Square by public transportation via the 94, 95, 96, 101, and 134 buses:
- From the Orange Line take the 95 or 101 bus from Sullivan Square, the 101 bus from Malden Station, or the 134 bus from Wellington Station.
- From the Red Line, take the 96 bus from Harvard Square, or the 94 or 96 bus from Davis Square. Get off at the Medford Square stop.
Visit the MBTA website at www.mbta.com for times and information.