400 YEARS OF LANDSCAPE HISTORY NEAR FARLOW HILL
August 23 @ 6:30 pm
During the past 400 years, the land surrounding the Durant-Kenrick House has been used in many different ways. Learn about chief Waban and Native American settlements as well as 17th century preacher John Eliot. Trace the history of development in the area as we walk through the grounds of the Durant-Kenrick House and past the Eliot Memorial overlooking what is now Newton Commonwealth Golf Course. The tour continues inside Durant-Kenrick House; explore the museum on your own afterwards. Meet at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Ave.
Learn about history with Historic Newton on guided tours of neighborhood landmarks and historic areas with Newton Walks tours. Each tour lasts approximately one hour and is designed for walkers of all ages wearing sturdy shoes. To reserve your spot, register here for a tour. The suggested donation, $10 per person, may be paid in advance by using the donation link below. Pre-register to ensure your spot on the tour. Walk-ups on tour day are allowed if there is space. New this year, we are offering two tours in partnership with Newton Community Education. Where indicated, register directly through this group’s web site.
Weather cancellations are announced on our web site at least two hours before tour time.