The Oldest House is believed to be one of the last remaining colonial frame houses in the area. It was built in the 1780s on property owned by James Smith, a Revolutionary War veteran. Today, the Oldest House has endured and become a beloved monument to the town of Laceyville and the areas around it.
The house contains genealogy records of most of the early settlers, as well as a fine collection of artifacts, photos, and furnishings given by descendants of previous residents.
Special events are held May through September to highlight the area’s history and ways of living from the past, such as arts, crafts, gardening, and celebrations, along with weekend tours.