Off-Beat Andover Tour of Historic Mill District

Hosted By: 

Andover Center for History & Culture

Scheduling Note: 

Tour will meet by the front steps of Memorial Hall Library
This unique walking tour will highlight architecture, history, and fun facts about the Andover's Historic Mill District in a fast-paced, and highly participatory way. Interactive games (anyone for a round of The Price is Right?) and humorous challenges will be played as we explore the neighborhood's past. Snacks are also provided! This might not be your grandma's type of walking tour (you know her better than we do), but we'd be happy if she came too! Participants are encouraged to take photos, bring a sense of humor, and share their experiences via social media.  Off-Beat Andover Tours are a fun way of bringing people together to learn about the sometimes quirky and unexpected history of Andover, get outside and explore, and have a good laugh. This tour is also Family- Friendly!

Special Instructions: 

The tour will start at the front entrance of Memorial Hall Library and end in the same location. Please wear comfortable shoes (you may have to think on your feet), a water bottle (to stay hydrated during friendly competitions,) and a sense of humor! The walk will cover approximately 2 miles of sidewalks including some hills.



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Event Telephone: 


Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover, MA, 01810

Driving Directions: 

The Library is located in the center of town, on North Main Street (Route 28) at the intersection of Elm, Main and Central Streets (also known as Elm Square). Directions from 93 North Take Exit 41, Andover -- Route 125 Turn right at the end of the ramp Proceed on Route 125 approximately 2.5 miles to Route 28 Follow signs reading Route 28, Andover/Lawrence Travel on Route 28 (Main St.) 4 miles into Andover Center The Library is on the far left side of the busy intersection at Elm Square where Central St. and Elm St. meet Turn left onto Central St.; then turn immediately right onto Essex Street Turn right into the Library parking lot* Directions from 495 North & South Take Exit 41A, Andover or Exit 41, Andover Both exits bring you onto Route 28, Main Street Go approximately 2 miles to Andover Center. As you go up the hill you will see the Fire Station on your right Turn right after the Fire Station onto Pearson Street Turn left into the Library parking lot* Directions from 114 North Andover At the intersection of 114 and Andover Street (Merrimack College and Bertucci's), turn onto Andover Street towards Andover. When you get into Andover, Andover Street becomes Elm Street. Go 1.5 miles to Andover Center. This is the intersection of Elm Street, Central Street, and Route 28 (Main Street) The Library will be in front of you. Cross the intersection, and turn right onto Essex Street. Then turn right again into the Library parking lot.* *Pay by space parking is available.