Jupiter’s DuBois Park is home to one of the last remaining historic homesteads of its kind in northern Palm Beach County. The DuBois Pioneer Home is a historic landmark in Jupiter. The home closed in 2008 for an extensive renovation and now the home is open to the public for tours to learn about Jupiter’s history and the DuBois family on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The historic homes was built in 1898 and belonged to Harry and Susan DuBois, South Florida Pioneers. The home is one of the last remaining self-sufficient homesteads in the area and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home also happens to be the second oldest existing home in Palm Beach County.
The home is built on top of a Native American shell rock midden by the family and the home is both rich in history and archeological value. The midden or hill is over 600 feet long and 20 feet high and is one of the last coastal shell mounds in South Florida.
The historic home is open to the public for tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm, with the last tour being at 12:45 pm. The home is free to tour, guests are asked to leave the wet bathing suits and sandy feet behind before they tour the home. If you’re interested in touring the home, please call 561-966-6609 to confirm the schedule for the week.
The DuBois Home is located in DuBois Park in Jupiter. The home’s address is 19075 DuBois Road in Jupiter.