Historical House Tours Take Place Saturday in Groveland

Washington Hall, home of the Groveland Historical Society. (Frank Komola photograph for WHAV News.)

The Groveland Historical Society presents its fourth historical house and site tour Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The self-guided tour includes nine historic homes built between 1702 and 1900, along with three historic sites in town.

The oldest home was built in 1702 and contains its five original fireplaces. A cape style home built in 1740 is set back from the banks of the Merrimack River, but still manages to capture a stunning view of the river from the property, organizers said. The tour includes several Georgian style homes with many original features; two Federalist-style homes, one containing Rufus Porter murals, and the other being the Groveland Congregational Church Parsonage, which contains a commemorative composition bust of George Washington; and a single-family mill house built by Ezekiel James Madison Hale, containing many original features in South Groveland.

Historical sites include the 47.5 acre Veasey Park, which was built as a summer bungalow for Arthur D. Veasey, owner of the South Groveland Mills, and Washington Hall, home of the Groveland Historical Society and the North School, used for many years by the Groveland Garden Club.

Tickets are $18 and may be purchased at Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Checks should be made out to Groveland Historical Society. Credit or debit cards will not be accepted.

For more information, call Claire Walsh at 978-376-6779 or e-mail [email protected].