An Archeological Hike in Our Backyard
Rain Delay Date: Sunday, November 3rd
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: We meet at Jones Tavern to start the hike.
No fee - Donations are welcome.
As the first part of an Open House double-feature Iron Work Farm will celebrate Massachusetts Archaeology Month with a hike through South Action's historic Mill Corner. Archeologist Kimberley Conners will lead us as as we explore 'hidden' clues to the town's past.
The 1 1/2-mile walk will start at Jones Tavern, 128 Main Street, at 11:30 p.m., and visit historic industrial sites from the early 18th-through the mid-20th centuries. We will discuss the features that remain that allowed South Acton to be the home of mills, factories, and a regional railroad junction.
We will use sidewalks as well as unpaved surfaces during our walk, so please wear the proper footwear.
Where and how to find us:
Faulkner Homestead - 5 High St. Acton, MA
Jones Tavern - 128 Main St. Acton, MA
Parking is available on site or nearby.
View Iron Work Farm in Acton Historic Properties in Google maps
IWF Historic Museum events and Open Houses 2019
Saturday, April 13 - Spring Egg Hunt at Faulkner Homestead
Sunday, April 14 - Patriots Day Spirit
Sunday, April 14 - Robbins Ride
Sunday, May 26 - Freedom's Way Hidden Treasures
Sunday, June 23 - NEW! - Blacksmith - Farrier Demonstration
Saturday, Oct. 5 - Open Tap Room & Annual Meeting
Sat. & Sun., Oct 19 & 20 - Art About Town in conjunction with Acton Open Studio
Sun., Oct 27 - Hidden History Hike
Historic House Museum Tours (Fourth Sundays)
- April 14
- May 26
- June 23
- July 28
- September 22
- October 27