The Grafton Common Historic District, established in 1981, consists of the Grafton Common and the surrounding buildings. Though they represent different styles and periods of time, together these buildings create an architecturally significant landscape and convey a remarkable sense of connection to Grafton's history. It is one of the most intact commons in Massachusetts and has been designated as worthy of preservation. 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 and is the town board responsible for administering the provisions of the "Historic Districts Acts" (Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40C) with respect to historic districts within the town. It is charged with preserving the architectural and historical integrity of the buildings within the District, so that its heritage may be appreciated and enjoyed for generations to come.