The Grafton Historical Society Museum will impress you with artifacts and displays along with the stories that you may not know about Grafton’s most notable residents. Our document and map collection are equally fascinating.  The Civil War collection includes a book from Post 24 that sites the soldier’s history, including incarceration and hospitalization. The numerous personal items, ranging from elegant dresses are a favorite. The collection includes samples of new and old shoes from Grafton’s shoe factories, which were the second largest in Worcester County in the mid 1800’s. The historically accurate dioramas of the town center and mills of South Grafton offer another chance to hear the stories of residents who, like many entrepreneurs of today laid the foundation of our town.  Did you know MGM studio filmed a movie here in 1935? Stop by and find out the details. Perhaps you had relatives who were extras. The archives are available for research during our Tuesday & Sunday schedule from 2 – 4 PM or by appointment at or by calling 508-839-0000. 



Grafton Historical Society
71 Main Street
South Grafton, MA  01560



  • Tuesday 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Closed holidays.

You can also visit by appointment: call us ahead of time at (508) 839-0000, text or call (508) 320-1173 or email 



See some of the Exhibits we have had on display at the museum.

Research Area 

The alcove of the museum has several dioramas adjacent to the public research desk, as seen in this video: