Your visit to the Wing Fort House historic site will find you steeped in American history. Coming to the colonies in 1632 to seek religious freedom, some Wings were members and strong supporters of the first society of Friends or Quakers organized in America, that of Sandwich, Massachusetts, in 1656.
The house has stood through every moment in American history and is older than the USA. The Wing Fort House was built c.1641 and occupied first by Stephen Wing and afterwards by successive generations of Wings. Since the 1640s Wings have always owned this land and house making it a pristine site for archeological exploration.
Wings fought in every war from King Philip's Indian War (during which Stephen Wing lost his son Stephen) to conflicts of the modern era. Wings migrated to all parts of the country and succeeded in many industries and walks of life. Their story, as well as the story of the Nation is told here.
The Wing Family of America was established in 1902 and incorporated with its mission of preservation of the Wing family and its heritage. The focus of the family is genealogical and archeological research for the purpose of preservation and education of generations to come. WFA acquired the Fort House from Cora Wing in 1942, and is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) corporation.
The Wing Fort House is on the National Register of Historic Sites. WFA is a member of the American Association for State and Local History, AASLH, and a member of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.