According to tradition, Henry Guest once said to his son," If his descendants would only keep a roof on it, the house would stand till Gabriel blew his trumpet."
Located on the grounds of the New Brunswick Public Library, the Henry Guest House is one of the oldest historic structures that remains in New Brunswick. Built in 1760 by Henry Guest, one of the city's most prominent early citizens, it bore witness to the American Revolution and was almost demolished in 1924. Since 1925 it has been under the care of the library and has served as a museum, art center and meeting space. In 1976 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Today the Henry Guest House serves as a reminder of the rich history and cultural heritage of New Brunswick. It is our hope that this site will help better acquaint both the public and researchers with the Henry Guest House. Only an appreciation of the value and historical relevance of this home can safeguard its legacy for the future.