Located beside Duffy Methodist Church, which now owns the property, the Higgins House is one of the oldest standing structures in Moorefield. The home was built by Revolutionary War veteran Lt. Robert Higgins. The original deed still hangs on the wall of the home.
In 1793, George Harness purchased the home. The Harness family later donated the land for the construction of Duffy Methodist Church in 1850.
In 1983, Duffy Memorial Methodist Church purchased the home and its lot, in hopes of building a parking lot. However, as demolition approached the wooden beams of the original log cabin structure were revealed. The historical society stepped in and Lt. Higgins' hand-hewn dwelling was saved.
By the late 1980s Duffy Church had weatherized and restored the home entirely. All three stories of the building are intact. In fact, corn cob insulation is still visible on the third floor.
The home now primarily functions as a storage facility and other auxiliary purposes for Duffy Methodist. However, it is now preserved as a historic landmark and opens for tours (as do many homes) on the county's Heritage Weekend (the last weekend in September annually).