Resources for Homeowners

Homeowners Education Program

A free consultation!

The Homeowners Education Program is a group of historic home enthusiasts who are interested in helping educate homeowners of antique homes. Historic properties tell an important story about our Town.  Preservation of historic properties is important for Hingham to retain its heritage, beauty and sense of place.

Interiors of historic properties are as important as exteriors and often tell a lot about a home’s history; so the Education Program offers a service, free of charge, to new property owners to help them understand what is of historical significance inside.  Many houses contain seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century architectural elements and construction techniques and materials that are worth understanding and preserving.  For owners who intend to make alterations, this may be valuable information to know as you decide what steps you take in your renovation.

A volunteer from the HEP will walk through your home with you at no charge and help you understand the historical and architectural features in your home.  

If interested, please contact: Historical Commission office at 781-741-1492 to arrange an appointment

Helpful Documents for Homeowners 

The following documents are helpful guides for homeowners
Guidelines for Work in Hingham’s Historic Districts 
Guidelines for New Construction and Additions in Hingham's Historic Districts