The Clough House is open once again! One of Boston’s oldest surviving brick residences, the 1715 Clough House is home to the Printing Office of Edes & Gill and Heritage Goods + Gifts. Learn more about our live colonial printing demonstrations and artisanal gift shop below.
The Clough House is located on Old North Church’s campus at 21 Unity St, Boston, MA 02113. Admission is free.
The Printing Office of Edes & Gill
The Printing Office of Edes & Gill is a reproduction 18th century colonial print shop led by longtime print master Gary Gregory. The shop interprets the connections between newspapers, the printing business, the American Revolution, active citizenship, and the juxtaposition of liberty and enslavement in the colonial era.
Watch as Gary and his team demonstrate the colonial printing process, reproducing historic documents of the Revolution utilizing 18th century printing methods and materials, hand setting the type one letter at a time. Visitors feel like they are transported back in time as discussion about colonial printing encourages them to consider the role of the media then and today.
Heritage Goods + Gifts
Heritage Goods + Gifts is a new retail space that takes inspiration from the Clough House’s origin as a family home, a place where skilled work and creativity transform shelter into sanctuary and make the functional beautiful. Most of the shop’s products are New England-made by woman-, BIPOC- and family-owned companies with unique stories. They were carefully selected to evoke the tradition of proud artisanry, craftsmanship, and care that this house represents.