A History Tour of St. Anna's Chapel

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St. Paul's Church
Join us for a tour and discussion of the history of this Civil War era chapel, located in the churchyard of St. Paul's Church in Newburyport. The chapel interior has been unchanged since its consecration in April 1863, a time capsule for 155 years. St. Anna’s Chapel fourteen stained glass windows, created by Henry Sharp Studios of New York City, are some of the earliest examples of stained glass in New England, and indeed America. The original hand pump organ, constructed by William Stevens of Boston, is intact and has undergone a complete restoration to its original full range of sound. The chapel was built in 1862 in memory of Anna Marie Horton, who died of tuberculosis in 1857. Anna was the only child of the Rev. William Horton, the rector of St. Paul’s Church prior to the commencement of the Civil War.

Special Instructions: 

The chapel is handicap accessible. The tour and discussion will last one hour. Gather at the front doors of the chapel in the churchyard. The event is free; donations accepted for preservation efforts.



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166 High Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950

Driving Directions: 

I- 95 to exit 56 West Newbury/Newburyport and follow Storey Ave. to High Street for 5.5 miles. On street parking is available on the streets surrounding the church. The Newburyport Commuter Rail station is located 0.9 miles from the church. A walking path leads directly to the church. Taxis are available.