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June 19, 2014

Explore Amesbury Treasures June 28

AMESBURY — There will be an opportunity for the general public to visit Amesbury’s historic sites, known as Amesbury Treasures, on Saturday, June 28, during Amesbury Days.

Most of the Treasures will be open and will be waiving fees. Some sites will also be open on Sunday, June 29.

These historic sites are maintained by nonprofit organizations. The Amesbury Treasures umbrella organization was formed to provide the public with information and the member organizations with mutual support. Amesbury Treasures’ brochures are available at each site, as well as in the public library and in a distribution box at Alliance Park. A self-guided CD driving tour of Amesbury’s historic sites is available and may be purchased for $10 at Amesbury Library or Salisbury Point Railroad Museum, as well as some other sites.

The Amesbury Treasures are:

Lowell’s Boat Shop, 459 Main St., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Alliance Park on Main Street (always open)

Mary Baker Eddy Historic House, 277 Main St., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

The Bartlett Museum, 270 Main St., Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

The Macy Colby House, 259 Main St., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Golgotha Burial Ground on Route 110 (always open)

The Captain’s Well, Main Street (always open)

Patten’s Pond, opposite Post Office on Main Street (always open)

The Whittier Home, 86 Friend St., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Amesbury Hat Museum, 9 Water St., within the Salisbury Point Railroad Museum, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Salisbury Point Railroad Historical Society Museum, 9 Water St. Basement, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Note: The Salisbury Point Station is currently closed due to the Lower Millyard renovation.)

The Amesbury Carriage Museum (not yet open)

The Powder House, Madison Street (always open)

The Training Field, Munroe Street (always open)

Rocky Hill Meeting House, 4 Portsmouth Road

Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main St., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additional information may be obtained via the website http://www.amesburytreasures.org/, which can direct you to the individual websites.

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