Simeon Perkins

Perkins House Exterior

Who We Are

A Colonial Treasure

This house was built in 1766 for Simeon Perkins, merchant, judge and Member of the Assembly. Perkins was best known for the remarkable diary he kept.

Some of the accounts in his diary provide vivid details of:

  • Everyday life in a colonial town
  • Process of building of his house, now the Perkins House Museum
  • His family's smallpox inoculation

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Hours & Admission

Open Seasonally
June 1st - October 15th

9:30 am - 5:30 pm
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Adult - $4.00
Family - $9.00

Includes admission to the Queens County Museum

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