Tour the Topsfield Town Common National Register District (2014 event)

Hosted By: 

Topsfield Historical Society and Topsfield Congregational Church
Visit Topsfield’s Common, recognized as one of the most picturesque in New England, and see fine examples of the major periods of American architecture, from the First Period Parson Capen House to the Georgian Revival Town Library. The Town grew up around the Colonial Training Field beginning with the addition of the Parson Capen House and the Meetinghouse. Subsequently, the colorful Topsfield Emerson Family played a major role in shaping the development of the Common. The Common bears witness to the Witchcraft Hysteria, the American Revolution and the Civil War. Its Veterans’ Green honors all who served our country. The Topsfield Historical Society and the Congregational Church of Topsfield will offer guided tours of the Topsfield Town Common National Register District focusing on the historical development of the Common and the people who shaped it.

Facility Features: 

Event Telephone: 


Congregational Meeting House, 80 Main Street, Topsfield, MA, 01983

Driving Directions: 

The Meetinghouse is located at the intersection of Main St. and Route 97 at the Topsfield Common. I-95 to exit 52 east toward Topsfield center (1 mile) to the Meetinghouse. From Rte-1, at the intersection of Rte-97 and Rt-1, go west .5 miles to the Topsfield Common and the Meetinghouse. Parking is available in the Town Hall parking lot across from the Meetinghouse and in the Emerson Center parking lot across the Common from the Meetinghouse.