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King Caesar House, Duxbury

#257 of 282 in Historic Sites in Massachusetts
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The King Caesar House is a historic house located at 120 King Caesar Road, Duxbury, Massachusetts. It is operated as a non-profit museum by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society.

The Federal style house, completed in 1809, was built for Ezra Weston II (1772–1842) and his wife, Jerusha Bradford Weston (1770–1833). Like his father, Weston was known as "King Caesar" for his success in shipbuilding and shipping. During the 1830s and 1840s, the firm of E. Weston & Sons ran the largest mercantile operation on the South Shore of Massachusetts. In 1841, U.S. Senator Daniel Webster, during a speech in Saratoga, New York, made the claim that Weston was, "the largest ship owner, probably, in the United States."
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  • Ben and Mrs Too have once again been educated and astounded because of our system for finding little pockets of excellence in our young but proud heritage. Having worked out the basic route for a...  more »
  • My wife and I visited the King Caesar House and were impressed with not only the house, its beautiful location, and also the helpful knowledgeable staff who gave the tour. Being a life long native.....  more »
  • Pretty awesome house with a lot of interesting history
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