The Endicott Estate was built by Henry Bradford Endicott, a descendent of Gilbert Endicott who arrived from England in 1658. Henry, born in 1853 was a founder of the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company which he transformed into a multi-million dollar enterprise. Henry's Daughter Katherine Endicott lived in the House until her death in 1967 when she willed the house and property to the town of Dedham to be used for educational, civic, social and recreational purposes.
The property was seriously considered by the State of Massachusetts as a Governor's Mansion, but the Governor at the time already was living on his own rather nice estate.
The Estate and its pastoral grounds are now owned and maintained by the town of Dedham and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
It is available for corporate events and weddings ( Just don't book your wedding for the last week of April, unless you want to invite our 5000 runners ).
Call for facility booking information 781.326.0012.