Sunday Strolls – Spring 2022 

We’re pleased to announce the return of the popular historical walking tours series this Spring with new offerings and some of last year’s favorites. Each tour will begin at the Ipswich Museum’s Heard House at 2:00pm (unless otherwise noted) and will last about 1 hour.  The tours take place rain or shine. 
Limit 10 people per tour.
$10 Members / $15 Non-members.  Advanced purchase required.
Reserve your spot online or call the museum at 978-356-2811

Sunday April 3Geologic Tour of Ipswich:

There are two continents and an ancient ocean within a 1/4 mile of the Ipswich Museum. Join Scott Jewel on a walk around town and learn the hidden history beneath your feet. 

Sunday April 10 The Life and Work of Arthur Wesley Dow 

Join Ipswich Museum’s Dow Curator, Stephanie Gaskins, for a private viewing of a new exhibition at the museum marking 100 years since Dow’s death and featuring never-before-seen paintings, prints and photographs from our collection. This tour will also feature a walking component to view some locations in town related to Dow’s career as one of Ipswich’s most prolific and celebrated painters.

Sunday May 1  – Ipswich 101 

Are you new to Ipswich or in the dark about this town’s long and rich history? This tour is designed as a crash course through Ipswich’s past. Join Scott Jewel on a walk through some of the highlights and lowlights that have shaped this great town over thousands of years.

Sunday May 8  – The Women of Ipswich:

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the stories of how women have shaped the town. From the wrongfully enslaved, Jenny Slew, to the visionaries of the Ipswich Female Seminary, Stephanie Gaskins will guide you through Ipswich’s past from a new perspective.  


CANCELLED Sunday May 15: The Mill Strike of 1913

Join Erin Rice as we follow the footsteps of the immigrant workers as they marched through the streets of Ipswich in 1913 to demand better working conditions only to be met with gunfire from police.

Sunday May 22 – Industrial Ipswich:

From lace and stockings to lumber, isinglass and rum, Ipswich’s mills and factories have produced it all, often while weathering the ravages of war, fire, economic depression, and labor strikes. Join Scott Jewel on a fascinating journey through the history of industry and trade on the banks of the Ipswich River.