Free Admission to Beauport & Cogswell’s Grant

Historic New England celebrates it centennial
with free admission to thirty-six historic sites

Thirty-six of the region’s finest historic properties are open free to the public on Saturday, June 5, including Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester and Cogswell’s Grant in Essex, to celebrate Historic New England’s centennial.

For one hundred years, Historic New England has served as the region’s storyteller, opening its doors to share four centuries of New England home and family life. From the 1664 Jackson House, a classic example of early New England architecture and the oldest surviving house in New Hampshire and Maine, to the 1938 Gropius House, home to Walter Gropius, one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, Historic New England has hundreds of years of history to share with visitors. From Wiscasset, Maine, to Jamestown, Rhode Island, to Stockbridge, Massachusetts, learn about the people who lived in stone-enders, urban mansions, rural estates, and working farms during free guided tours at Historic New England’s house museums. On Cape Ann you can visit Beauport, the eclectic seaside summer home of one of America’s first interior designers, and see a premier collection of folk art at Cogswell’s Grant. Hours are at Beauport are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 11:00 a.m.-5:00 pm. at Cogswell’s Grant. Tours are on the hour, the last tour starts at 4:00 p.m. Both sites are offering birthday festivities including cake.

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About Historic New England
Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. We bring history to life while preserving the past for everyone interested in exploring the authentic New England experience from the seventeenth century to today. Historic New England owns and operates thirty-six historic homes and landscapes spanning five states. The organization shares the region’۪s history through vast collections, publications, public programs, museum properties, archives, and family stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England. For more information visit