Sunday Strolls – Spring 2023 

We’re pleased to announce the return of the popular historical walking tours series this Spring with new offerings and returning favorites. Each tour will begin at the Ipswich Museum’s Heard House at 2:00pm  and will last about 1 hour.  The tours take place rain or shine. 
Limit 12 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 16The Art and Life of Arthur Wesley Dow 

Join Ipswich Museum’s Dow Curator, Stephanie Gaskins, as she guides us around town through the life and work of Ipswich’s most prolific and celebrated painter of the early 20th century. 

Sunday April 23: Ipswich in the Revolution 

Who knew that Ipswich was in the epicenter of the American Revolution? Join Scott Jewel on a walk around town and learn about what happened here 245 years ago. 

Sunday May 7 – Dams and Bridges of Ipswich

We use these bridges everyday but hardly give them a second thought as significant pieces of history. Join Scott Jewel for a walk around the town and learn about the stories the bridges and dams can tell.

Sunday May 14  – 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. Mom is free with a paying family member!  


Sunday May 21  – 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 Stephanie Gaskins on a walk through some of the highlights and lowlights that have shaped this great town over thousands of years.

Sunday June 4 –  Ipswich in the Civil War:

Please note the date has been changed for this event from April 30 to June 4.

From hardline abolitionists to known slaveholders, Ipswich’s residents were long divided over the issue of slavery. By the time the Civil War broke out, many answered the call to fight for the Union or support the troops from home. Learn about the fate of these soldiers and the role the town played in this pivotal moment in our nation’s history with local expert, Scott Jewel.