WELCOME TO THE MATHER HOMESTEAD
The Mather Homestead of Darien, Connecticut was built in 1778 and owned by the Mather family through seven generations, until 2017 when it was donated to The Mather Homestead Foundation thanks to the generosity of the McPherson family. The home is rich in history and open for public enjoyment and education. Come visit us!
New Education Center
The Mather Homestead is excited to embark upon a plan to rebuild our "barn" as an education center. The new Barn will house lectures, school groups, art exhibits and more, enabling the Mather Homestead to reach its vision of becoming a preeminent center for historical education in Fairfield County.
WHAT'S IN THE ATTIC?
Docent Donn Smith has been poking around the Mather Homestead and he has found treasures abound! Check out his blogs which document his findings -- A bible from 1743, a girl's dress from the 1860's, Stephen Mather's camera. Click for more
AROUND THE HOMESTEAD
Photo Exhibit by DHS Senior Sarah McLaughlin
Sarah McLaughlin, DHS Class of 2019, recently completed a summer internship at the Mather Homestead. Using historical photos of the house, its inhabitants and Stephen Tyng Mather's time with the National Parks Service, she created our first exhibit. Come view her work and see the Homestead through the past century. Thank you Sarah!