Day Tripper Dispatches


Go Colonial – Make it Real
September 20, 2007, 9:27 pm
Filed under: all ages, colonial history, education, family activities, nature walks, re-enactments

It’s the beginning of the school year, and we all know what that means – our kids have cracked open their history books and started reading all about Jamestown, Plymouth, and the American Revolution.This fall, take history out of the classroom and make it real with a visit to one of The Trustees’ colonial homes. Located in some of the state’s most picturesque towns – and with beautiful grounds to explore – these homes are a terrific way to enjoy the season’s foliage outside while uncovering Massachusetts’ extraordinary history inside.

The Colonel John Ashley House, Sheffield
Built in 1735, the Ashley House has ties to the American Revolution and the anti-slavery movement.

The Old Manse, Concord
Overlooking the Old North Bridge, The Old Manse is the site of the famous “shot heard ’round the world” on April 19, 1775.

The Paine House at Greenwood Farm, Ipswich
Discover the unique charm of this 1694 house on its original saltwater farm location.


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