Walking tour map

Walking tour map

ATTLEBORO — The Attleboro Historic Preservation Society will lead guided tours of the neighborhood around the East Attleborough Academy on Saturday, Oct. 16.

Ticketed tours start at the 28 Sanford St. academy, where participants will begin their exploration of the Peck and Dean streets neighborhoods.

The tour will introduce participates to basic architectural styles common during the mid-late 19th century and early 20th century such as Italianate, Queen Anne and Second Empire homes.

Along the way we will discuss the original owners or early occupants of the homes and their roles in the community.

There are about 75 homes that fall into this mid 1800s - early 1900s in this small area.

The tour ends at the historic Old Kirk Yard cemetery off Perrin Street.

Participants should be prepared to walk approximately 1 mile in about 1 hour.

No bathrooms are available.

Parking is available at the Academy, YMCA and Sanford Street parking garage.

Tickets for the tour will only be available on-site starting at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

There are four time slots: 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Children under 12 are free.

Tickets for each time slot are limited.

The event was made possible by a grant from the Attleboro Cultural Council.

George W. Rhodes can be reached at 508-236-0432.

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