Cushing House Museum
This fine Federalist house was the home of diplomat and United States Attorney General Caleb Cushing (1800-1879). It has been the headquarters of the Historical Society of Old Newbury since 1955. The home was built around 1808 by Captain William Hunt and later acquired by Caleb's father, John Newmarch Cushing. It remained in the Cushing family until the society bought it. The house was largely unaltered and so it has remained in good condition, retaining most of the family's furniture and belongings. These include a many Chinese decorative objects such as Hong dynasty paintings (Caleb was the US Ambassador to China under President Tyler). The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark.
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