Museums, Historical Sites and Markers

Dennis Old West Schoolhouse

Old West Schoolhouse

Whig St. & Nobscusset Rd., Dennis Village

Education of the town's children was important to Dennis citizens in the 18th century. Twelve one-room schoolhouses were built throughout the town with the youngest attending school in the spring and summer, and the older ones in winter when farming chores had lessened. The Old West Schoolhouse is the only remaining one-room school in Dennis. It was once located at Old King's Highway and New Boston Road. The 230-year-old schoolhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.