(C) New Hampton Historical Society Plans Walking Tour of Historic Homes of Main Street Saturday, June 1 (262 w/1 col New Hampton)
Published DateNEW HAMPTON – The New Hampton Historical Society has developed a walking tour scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 1 to 4 p.m., of the historic homes of Main Street.
Two structures along the route have been designated on the National Register of Historic Places. Several generous homeowners will open their homes for a rare look at interiors.
The Society, volunteers, friends, and residents of Main Street have been working over the past several months to gather historical information about these homes, such as the names of the original owners and the roles they played in the history of New Hampton.
The self-guided tour begins at the Gordon-Nash library located at 69 Main Street and provides ticket holders with a map and guidebook about the historic and architecturally interesting homes found on Main Street.
Tickets are $10/per person, for sale only on the day of the tour, at the library.
New Hampton is a beautiful old New England town, established in 1777, with large elegan white homes, a library and church on the National Historic Register, and a fine school. The Main Street is very enjoyable to walk along, with large trees, fabulous gardens, sidewalks, picket fences, and interesting architecture.
The tour's far reach stretches from the Greek Revival New Hampton Community Church to "Dark Hollow" on Old Bristol Road, and also includes many structures that now are part of New Hampton School, once known as the New Hampton Biblical and Literary Institution.
New Hampton Community Church, on Main Street (Courtesy photo)