Guided Tour of Essex Street Gateway Mural (2015 description)

Hosted By: 

Team Haverhill
Discover the "soul of Haverhill" by exploring the Essex St. Gateway Mural: a world-class work of art, four stories tall, offering an imaginative window into this city's past, present, and future. Enjoy a 30-minute introduction to the mural's rich content and the special methods employed by Meg Saligman Studios of Philadelphia, with extensive community participation. Then continue your own self-guided tour of downtown public art, using our printed guide.

Special Instructions: 

Presentation designed for adults and school-age children. Presentation will take place at the back of the City parking lot, which overlooks the mural. Limited space available for guests to set up their own lawn chairs--only for those who require seating to participate. Restroom available to patrons of Wicked Big Café, a few doors down Essex Street from the mural site.



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Event Telephone: 


25 Essex Street, Haverhill, MA, 01835

Driving Directions: 

I-495 to Exit 49 (River Street) toward Haverhill (East). Pass under railroad bridge into the downtown area. Take the second left onto Essex Street. Mural venue is one-half block down Essex street, on the right, on the wall facing the City parking lot. (If you do not find parking on Essex Street, pass the mural venue, take first right, then turn right again into the City parking lot.)