Historic Hosmer Homestead

  • $950,000
138 Prospect Street, Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 01720, United States
For Sale

Historic Hosmer Homestead

138 Prospect Street, Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 01720, United States
  • $950,000


This two and a half story Federal farmhouse is historically significant to the Town of Acton and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Revolutionary site. The present house occupies the site and contains reused parts of the original Hosmer house, c. 1734. The old house was the birthplace and home (for his 21 years) of Abner Hosmer, one of Capt. Isaac Davis’ Minutemen, who was killed in the fight at Concord Bridge, April 19, 1775. It was also the home of Luther Blanchard, fifer to the Acton Minutemen and wounded in the Concord fight, who was apprenticed to Deacon Jonathan Hosmer to learn the bricklayer’s trade.

Now available for the first time in more than 20 years, the property offers an unmatched opportunity to own an updated piece of history close to everything in desirable West Acton. Sited on nearly an acre, it has a beautiful home, oversized barn, and delightful grounds with plantings, terraced stone patio, and rolling lawn. Inside, the home showcases period details like wide-pine floors, architectural millwork, wrought-iron hardware, and 7 fireplaces, while providing ample spaces for modern living. Recently renovated, the kitchen features white quartz countertops, apron sink, pendant lighting, radiant heat floors, adjoining pantry, and open plan to the dining room. In addition to a traditional parlor, living room, and study, find a sizable family room off the kitchen with charming wood beams and large glass doors to outside, plus a staircase to another bonus room with vaulted ceiling. Updated systems, solar panels, and ability to connect to town sewer, if desired. Close to schools, the Discovery Museum, commuter rail, and the shops, restaurants, and attractions in West Acton Village.


Property ID
Square Footage
Lot Size
Year Built
Updated on October 4, 2021 at 11:00 am


  • Address 138 Prospect Street
  • City Acton
  • State Massachusetts
  • Zip/Postal Code 01720

Contact Agent

Barett Marketing
View Listings

Similar Listings

Compare listings

Barett Marketing
  • Barett Marketing