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Rent the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House
The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House is one of the oldest houses in Cambridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1685 and transformed into a Georgian mansion in the 1730s, the house is an architectural and social history treasure.

Depending on the type of event, capacity ranges from 60-100 people. Please contact Rosemary Previte to discuss your rental needs at 617-547-4252 or info@cambridgehistory.org.

Read more about the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House here.

Cambridge Historical Society, party at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

A party at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House