Open for the 2024 Season: The Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses

Now that spring is here, are some of you diving into spring-cleaning tasks around the house and in the yard?

Like many of you, Longyear Museum staff are busy with dusting, vacuuming, airing out, and completing a range of post-winter touch-up projects … except we’re doing it in eight houses, not just one! But every aspect of this work is a joy to us, as we prepare to welcome visitors into each of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses in the Museum’s collection.

Individually, each home tells a distinct chapter of Mrs. Eddy’s story—of her decades spent in search and discovery of the Science of healing; of her years of refining the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,  and establishing the Church of Christ, Scientist, and launching its key publications; or of her foresight and achievements in leading the Church and cementing its structures and systems to serve future generations.

Taken together, the information, artifacts, and guided tours at all the Historic Houses compass the wide arc of Mrs. Eddy’s eventful and impactful roles as Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science.

Visiting the Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses
  • The houses in Amesbury, Lynn, and Swampscott, Massachusetts, have a variety of visiting hours, though we recommend reserving in advance by calling us.
  • The houses in New Hampshire (North Groton, Rumney, and Concord) and in Stoughton, Massachusetts, will be open only by prior appointment this season.
  • Mrs. Eddy’s final home, 400 Beacon Street in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, will reopen to the general public from June 14 onwards. We will soon post information about purchasing tour tickets online.

CLICK HERE for details about days and times all the houses will be open for the 2024 season.

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Happy spring – and we look forward to welcoming you in person very soon!