Mission Statement

The Grafton Common Historic District, established by a vote of Town Meeting in 1981, encompasses the Common and the structures immediately surrounding it. The homes, churches, and commercial buildings on the Common were constructed over a period of more than 250 years and represent a variety of architectural styles. The Common and adjacent buildings create an architecturally significant landscape and convey a remarkable sense of connection to Grafton’s history.

The Grafton Historic District Commission is a seven-member board appointed by the Board of Selectmen that is charged with preserving the architectural and historical integrity of the structures within the District so that this heritage may be appreciated and enjoyed for generations to come.