To be a welcoming, thriving, historic site and community resource that engages people of all backgrounds in our inclusive American story.
To preserve, share and continue the American story
We value Caroline Emmerton’s founding mission of preserving the legacy of our site to sustain our Settlement programs for local immigrants.
We value our designation as a National Historic Landmark and the preservation of our buildings, collections, and gardens.
We value the literary legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
We value being a center of and for the community.
We value education as a central tenet of our programming.