The Dwight-Derby House

Dwight Derby House by Cheryl O'Malley

Colonial History in the Heart of Medfield

The Dwight-Derby House is a wonderful example of a mid-century 1700s home, resting in a setting that has not been altered much by the ravages of time. The old meetinghouse still stands in its original location and a mill pond connecting both of these historically significant properties still fills. It is as if time has stood still to create this picturesque scene straight from the 1700s.

This house was named for its two long-term families who lived amongst its walls – the Dwights, who were the original family, and the Derbys, who later occupied the house.


In 1996, the house was up for sale. It was not in the best of condition and the wrecking ball was looming. A grass roots group formed to save the house.  They gathered information on the house and presented their findings to the town of Medfield. As a result of these efforts, the Dwight-Derby House was purchased by the town of Medfield by an almost unanimous vote of its townspeople.




                                                                              Captain George Horatio Derby

                                                                                     West Point Academy



Spring has Sprung at the Dwight-Derby House!

Exciting things are happening at the Dwight-Derby House this spring! The doors opened for the first time this season on May 9th for a Mother’s Day Sale.
The Dwight-Derby Shoppe was filled with local artisan’s wares, Dwight-Derby Derby House branded items and a Yard Sale full of bargains! A collection day will take place the Friday before each of our sales so there will be plenty of fresh new items at each and every sale. Items can also be dropped off on the Saturday of the sale. So, start your spring cleaning now and donate items to the Dwight-Derby House Yard Sale to support the Dwight-Derby House a non-profit 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization.

If you are moving and need to dispose of items consider contacting us. We have the ability to store items and would be pleased to help out. The Dwight-Derby House is in great need of funds and we are hoping these yard sales will enable us to achieve our goals. You can contact us at or 508-359-7264 to make arrangements.