Maudslay State Park invites you to take a snapshot look at the three stone bridges erected by the Moseleys – and their history. Join the park interpreter on a walk to see the unique stone bridges of the former Moseley Family Estate. Learn about their construction and historical use, plus interesting stories about the family and their property. For Ages 8 & up. Meet at the park headquarters on 74 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport. Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.
Trails & Sails 2021
House of Seven Gables hosts a Trails & Sails 2021 tour that focuses on the gardens and grounds! Join us for our newly developed historic grounds tour – one of a series of specialized tours currently in the works at The House of the Seven Gables. Take a stroll through the lesser-known history of our gardens and grounds. Learn about the original layout of the site through archival images and maps, then delve into Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel through his depictions of the fictional Pyncheon gardens.
Join the staff at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site National Historic Site for a blacksmithing demonstration. Learn about the nail-making process and watch the creative process from a trained blacksmith. Come early or stay for a second presentation, an industrial site tour. Part of Trails & Sails 2021
Join the staff at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site for a tour of the industrial site which will include operating water wheels and discussions on the iron making process. Stay for a second presentation, a demonstration of blacksmithing techniques. Part of Trails & Sails 2021
Set sail on a full-scale replica of the famous 1812 privateer schooner FAME. Launched in 2003 from the H. A. Burnham Boatyard in Essex, MA, our new FAME takes the paying public for cruises on Salem Sound, where pirates, privateers, East Indiamen and men of war have been making history for 400 years. FAME sails up to five times daily, from May through October, from Pickering Wharf Marina in downtown Salem.
The Custom House is celebrating Essex National Heritage Area’sTrails & Sails 2021 on Saturday, with a Revolutionary War Militia Muster on the back green. This reenactment event will highlight Newburyport’s role in the American Revolution. Visit our back lawn to see Captain John Wood’s Company, Colonel Gerrish’s 25th Regiment of the Massachusetts Grand Army. The group will interpret a unit that was raised in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1775, as well as Virginia riflemen who stopped in Newburyport on their way to Arnold’s Expedition to Canada.
Join the Friends of the Lynn Woods on this Trails & Sails 2021 walk through to Dungeon Rock to Stone Tower. Lynn Woods Reservation is the second largest municipal park in the greater Boston area. This 2,200 acre forest reserve consists of ponds, wetlands, streams, deciduous & evergreen forest and rocky ledge. The walk to the Tower is slightly uphill but not difficult. Then walk to Dungeon Rock site for a visit to the area where the legend of dungeon rock will be explained. Dress for weather and wear comfortable shoes.
Join the Friends of Veasey and Groveland Garden Club for an all ages informational nature walk to learn about the native species at Veasey Park. Followed by a showing of Fern Gully in our Great Hall.
The Trustees of Reservations invite you to tour the gardens at Long Hill Gardens in Beverly, Massachusetts! Join our expert guides for a tour around Long Hill’s stunning Sedgwick Gardens and learn more about the special plants it’s most known for. In addition to learning about what plants are in bloom as well as the rare and unique species in our collection, you’ll hear how the gardens were developed by the fascinating Sedgwick family.
Hammond Castle Museum was built in the 1920s by inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr. as a home for his extensive collection of medieval artifacts and his research laboratory. The first 30 walk-in guests on Wednesday, September 22 will receive free admission for a self-guided tour of the Museum and the grounds. During your visit you can explore the expansive rooms, see the medieval architectural components and collections, and wander on the back lawn overlooking the ocean.