Nahant Walking Tour
Join us for a two-hour historical walking tour of Nahant, led by Chris Mathias (past president, Nahant Historical Society) and Ken Turino (Historic New England; past executive director, Lynn Museum). Nahant, the smallest town in Massachusetts, located on two islands, does not come up short in history. The town was originally part of Lynn, separating in 1853.
Major Nahant historical sites are included, such as significant town edifices, architecturally diverse buildings, and the site of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s house. There are frequent stops along the way, and you will learn a great deal about Nahant’s rich history. Hear the stories of the workers, politicians, poets, scientists, and artists who called Nahant home, including Egg Rock Lighthouse Keepers. You will also hear about grand hotels when Nahant was The summer resort on the East Coast, an amusement park, and was home to coastal defense with its military installations.
After a brief introduction, the tour loops from one end of Big Nahant to the other, along the north and south shores, with a spectacular view of the open ocean one way and Boston on the other. The walk covers a distance of 2.5 miles. Expect a stroll, traveling on paved roads, with the ups and downs of Nahant’s terrain. The tour will end with a glass of bubbly or lemonade, with time to reflect on what you have experienced.
We promise an enjoyable and enlightening experience! So come prepared with sturdy walking shoes and an inquisitive mind.
The group size is limited to 12. For questions or more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-581-6200.