Walking Tour: Valentine Mansion & the Ames Hill/Crescent Hill Historic District
May 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm$20
Tour the Valentine Mansion and surrounding Ames Hill/Crescent Hill Historic District, home of some of Springfield’s largest historic mansions.
Join local historian Derek Strahan on a walking tour of the Ames Hill/Crescent Hill Historic District. The tour will focus on the mansions lining Maple Street, Pine Street, and Crescent Hill and will kick off with an interior tour of Valentine Mansion, the circa 1879 home at 270 Maple Street, historically known as the Frederick Harris House and admirably perched on the crest of the hill on Maple Street.
The tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. on May 11th at the Valentine Mansion (270 Maple Street), and will last approximately 1.5 hours. The tour route is about 1 mile in length, along a path that gently ascends the hillside neighborhood, mostly along well-maintained, paved sidewalks.On-street parking is available on side streets, and limited accessible parking will be available at Valentine Mansion. Please be sure to not block driveways or fire hydrants.
The tour is $15 for Springfield Preservation Trust and Springfield Museums members, and is $20 for non-members, payable in advance via Eventbrite or check (payable to “Springfield Preservation Trust” and mailed to our office).
The Second Saturday Walking Tour series is co-presented by the Springfield Preservation Trust and Springfield Museums.