37 Pleasant Street, Methuen, Massachusetts

The Tenney Gate House is now home to the new Methuen Museum of History. The museum opened its doors on September 15, 2017. The new museum features updated displays, artifacts and exhibits on Methuen's history. The museum honors the many contributions of our three native philanthropists Edward Searles, Charles Tenney, and Henry Nevins as well as the original residents of the building, the Whittier family.

2020 Museum Hours
Masks are required for all visitors.


Wednesday, November 4 and 18 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm Saturday, November 14 and 28 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For an appointment, please Email us with your request.


The Methuen Historical Society is working on our museum page. We will be posting updates soon!

Explore Methuen History!

The Industrial Age
Agricultural Methuen

Whittier Room

Early Methuen

1700 -1840

Nevins Room

David Nevins, Sr.

December 12, 1809 – March 19, 1881

More information coming soon.

Tenney Room

Charles H. Tenney

July 9, 1842 - 

April 27, 1919

More information coming soon.

Searles Room

Edward F. Searles

July 4, 1841 - 
August 6, 1920

More information coming soon.

Once abandoned and on the verge of collapse, the Tenney Gate House is a symbol of the success of a community of volunteers who worked together to save this unique building.


Complete story to be added...

Saving the Tenney Gate House

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