Wheelchair Accommodating

Tours of WPA Murals & Abbot Hall, M'hd's Centennial-Era Town Hall

Rotating tours (approx.20-30 min.) of Marblehead's Abbot Hall (built 1876-1877), highlighting its many W.P.A. murals on the 1st & 2nd floors, plus maritime history, and portraits of a Revolutionary War general who orchestrated the crossing of Delaware River in December 1776 (while still a colonel), a U.S. Supreme Court justice (who served 33 years, 1811-45, still the youngest ever appointed), a signer of the Declaration of Independence (and Massachusetts governor in 1810 & U.S. Vice President in 1813-14 during War of 1812), a U.S.

Narrative History Tour of St. Paul's Church

Your tour guide dressed in period colonial garb will escort you back through time to the founding of the parish in 1711 in British New England, and will take you through the Revolutionary War period to the present. Visitors will tour the current church building, hear the story of its design and architecture, and see artifacts such as the 1809 Paul Revere bell, hear about the role of African-Americans in the early church, and understand the contribution of Rev. Edward Bass who saved the church from destruction during the Revolutionary War period.

Newburyport Open Streets

This event will temporarily close neighborhood streets to motor vehicles and open them for just about any activity but driving including walking, jogging, bicycling, skateboarding, even dancing! The Open Streets event is along a 1-mile stretch of neighborhood streets in the City's North End and also connects to the Clipper City Rail Trail with access to Cashman Park and the waterfront. Walkers and wheelers of all ages and abilities are invited to enjoy the car-free streets and fun activities along the way.

Family Architectural History Hunt

Visit the Wenham Museum to pick-up a booklet for this Architectural History Hunt! Looking through the book of Benjamin Conant photographs, the hunt will lead you on a walk from the museum to Larch Row to find buildings that have survived, spaces where some are missing, styles of buildings, roofs and windows, changes to structures and new structures that have been added. You'll be surprised by what you can find!

Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

Spend time learning at the cemetery by doing a family friendly scavenger hunt! Grab the Scavenger hunt clues and directions at the Wenham Museum, then walk to the Wenham Cemetery to look for the symbols and scavenger hunt clues! Return to the museum if you wish to visit and record your success.

History of Pine Grove Cemetery, Part 2

Part 2 of the Pine Grove Cemetery tour meets at the Parkland Avenue entrance. It includes the Civil War and the Spanish American War Burial Grounds, the sections of the cemetery developed after the1850s and notes the different cemetery styles. You'll learn about still more renowned architects, sculptors and Lynn luminaries such as Elihu Thomson, founder of General Electric, Lydia Pinkham of Vegetable Compound fame, Civil War heroes and others forgotten by the present. We'll address the myth and truth about the cemetery’s wall and so much more.

History of Pine Grove Cemetery - Part 1

Join us for an historical tour of Lynn’s 152 acre garden style cemetery on the National Register as a Historic District. It boasts a Who’s Who of 19th century architects, sculptors and movers and shakers. In part 1 we will start at the Boston Street entrance and cover the oldest part of the cemetery including the sunken gardens, the Rhodes Chapel, the receiving tomb as well as the WW 1 Burial Grounds, a sweeping view of the Lynn Coastline and so much more.

Children's Civil War Muster

Brought back by popular demand! As part of the 13th Annual Civil War Weekend, the Children's Muster is open to kids of all ages. Join the 6th Mass Militia, 5th Mass Battery & 6th Maine Battery to learn what life was like in the Civil War army. Sample Hardtack Crackers, learn about camp life, drill, payday and participate in a skirmish, then visit the sutler tent. Looking for seasoned and raw recruits!

Civil War Sunday Stroll

Join the 6th Mass Infantry for a leisurely Sunday stroll around and about the Common. Come learn about the city's forgotten Civil War history. Learn about the lives of the 2,900 men who worked, played and worshiped in Lawrence. Tour includes City Hall exhibit, residences, monuments and churches.

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