In 2022, Longyear completed four years of extensive restoration at the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Amesbury, Massachusetts. In recent months, hundreds of people have toured the home that now more closely resembles the one that sheltered Mrs. Eddy in 1868 and 1870.

Not everyone is able to travel to Amesbury, a quaint town in northern Massachusetts, but wherever you are in the world, you can visit the house virtually! Below, you’ll find four new videos that will allow you to explore this house owned by the Bagley family, learn about Mrs. Eddy’s time there, and hear about Longyear’s restoration work. There’s even a special program and craft for children to enjoy!

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Program 1

A Guided Tour

Tour this 18th-century home with Pam Partridge, Longyear’s director of education and historic houses. You’ll experience the rooms where Mary Baker Eddy pored over the Scriptures, wrote down what was being revealed to her, and taught some of her first students.

Program 2

Restoring the Bagley Home

This Old House, Longyear-style! Staff members and consultants walk you through four years of restoration—detailed work that has preserved this historic site for future generations.

Program 3

Amesbury for Kids

A tour especially for children explores Sarah Bagley’s home, including Mary Baker Eddy’s bedroom. They’ll learn about Mrs. Eddy’s healing of a famous Amesbury author. They’ll also find out about Miss Bagley’s hat-making business, with a demonstration of how to make their own hat out of craft paper.

Click here to download craft templates.

Program 4

Explore on Your Own

This interactive 3D tour lets you explore the Bagley house room by room and learn about Mrs. Eddy’s time in Amesbury, which helped pave the way forward for the establishment of Christian Science.