Experience early America with 17th Century Saturdays across NoBo region

NORTH OF BOSTON – Undoubtedly, the NoBo region is the birthplace of some of the most renowned artists, authors, and architects from the earliest days of our nation. When wandering the streets and seaports that dot the communities of the north shore, travel back and gain a unique, New England experience by taking part in this summer’s 17th Century Saturdays program.

The program is part of Escapes North, a cultural tourism program sponsored by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, 17th Century Saturdays allows visitors to experience the historic events that helped shape our nation, joining in festivities planned throughout the summer at various locations.

Each participating location can be found in Essex County, allowing visitors to encounter an exceptional collection of homes, buildings and artifacts that date back to 1625. Discover more than 15 architectural paragons that truly exemplify America’s first period of settlement.

The program will continue through October 2012 on the first Saturday of the month (July 7, August 4, September 1, and October 6).

For more information on the 17th Century Saturdays program and other great experiences each and every day in Essex County, visit the Escapes North website.


17th Century Saturdays Participating Properties

1. Macy-Colby House (c. 1654) 257 Main Street, Amesbury


2. The Balch House (c. 1636) 448 Cabot Street, Beverly
The Hale Farm (c. 1694) 39 Hale Street, Beverly
3. Judge Samuel Holten House (c. 1670) 171 Holten Street,  Danvers, MA
4. Cape Ann Museum/The White-Ellery House, (1710) 245 Washington Street, Gloucester
5. John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace (1688) 305 Whittier Road, Haverhill
6. Paine House at Greenwood Farm (1694) Jeffrey’s Neck Road, Ipswich
Whipple House (1677) South Village Green, Ipswich
7. 17th Century Walking Tour (1629–1720), Beacon Street at Norman Street, Marblehead
8. Coffin House (1678) 14 High Road, Newbury
Dole-Little House (1715) 289 High Road, Newbury
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, c.1690) 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury
Swett-IIsley House (c.1670) 4 High Road, Newbury
9. Old South Church (1756) 29 Federal Street, Newburyport
10. Parson Barnard House (1715) 179 Osgood Street, North Andover
11. Nathaniel Felton Jr. House (1700) 43 Felton Street, Peabody
12. Gedney House (1692) 21 High Street, Salem
The House of the Seven Gables (1668) 115 Derby Street, Salem
Narbonne House (1675) 71 Essex Street, Salem
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem
Salem in 1630 at Pioneer Village (Replica of 1630) Forest River Park, Salem
The Witch House/Jonathan Corwin House (ca. 1675) 310 Essex Street, Salem
13. Boardman House (1692) 17 Howard Street, Saugus
Saugus Iron Works NHS (1646) 244 Central Street, Saugus
14. Claflin-Richards House/Wenham Museum (1660) 132 Main Street, Wenham


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