Saugus River Estuary Walk

Join a ranger in a short walk down a nature trail, as we discuss different plant and animal adaptations for living in a tidal riparian zone. Learn about some of the different plant and animal species that call the Saugus River home, and come see why it makes a great habitat for a diverse array of species.

New England Cradle of Aviation, Plum Island Airport

Join us for guided tours of the Burgess Aviation Museum! Tours feature photographs, artifacts, and a diorama celebrating the 1910 flying field at Plum Island in Newbury – New England’s first – and the current Plum Island Airport. From April to August 1910, Marblehead yacht builder W. Starling Burgess conducted a series of increasingly successful test flights on biplanes he designed and built.

Union Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

Learn about local history, gravestone carving and more in this fun and educational self-guided tour of Georgetown's historic Union Cemetery. Fun for the whole family! Download list and instructions at or e-mail, then drop by the Brocklebank Museum at 108 East Main Street, open Sundays from 2-5, to discuss your findings and enter for a chance to win some great prizes! Drawing is September 24th at 5 pm.

The Story Behind the Dory

Visit Lowell's Boat Shop for a guided tour! Founded in 1793, Lowell's Boat Shop is the oldest continuously operating wooden boat shop in the United States. Now a National Historic Landmark, Lowell's continues to build wooden boats in the traditional method. Located on the banks of the Merrimack River in Amesbury, Lowell's will be welcoming guests to learn more about its unique history and the craft of wooden boat building as it was practiced then and continues to be today.

Asbury Grove History Tour

Join us for a guided walking tour of the grounds and buildings of the 19th century campground , which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tour will include the chapel, tabernacle, library, hotel/dining hall, vespers circle, church society buildings, and the historic cottage as a museum to depict life during the height of the Camp Meeting period. Some residential cottages will also be open for viewing.

Bike to the Great Stone Dam

Traveling by bike, we will ride through Lawrence's Canal and Mill District to the Great Stone Dam, all on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn how the Merrimack River was harnessed for water power, about the historic textile mills and boardinghouses, and the "Bread and Roses Strike of 1912," a landmark in American labor history.

Monuments and Martyrs Tour of the Campagnone Common

The tour will explore several war memorials on Lawrence’s North Common, while looking at other historical markers. The Common is named for the Campagnone brothers, three Italian-Americans from Lawrence who were killed in World War II. The Common also has monuments to the events of 1912, when the great Lawrence textile strike, also known as the Bread and Roses Strike, took place.

Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail

Take a walk with historian Ghlee E. Woodworth, the creator of the Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail. Newburyport was one signature away from losing the downtown to bulldozers - hear the story of how a group of citizens saved the historic downtown. Learn about Elbow Alley, Pearson's Bakery and the coal industry. There’s history in every footstep you take. Visit and discover Newburyport’s fascinating history. The Trail is an American Association for State and Local History Merit Award winner.


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