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Carriage House at the Barney Estate in Forest Park Second Saturday Walking Tour
May 13, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
The May 13th walking tour will be presented by John Bilodeau who will give a tour of the Carriage House at the Barney Estate. The Second Saturday walking tour will be at the Carriage House at the Barney Estate in celebration of the 140th Anniversary of the Springfield Park Department, join us for the Second Saturday Walking Tour of The Carriage House at the Barney Estate in Forest Park. Please enter through the Route 5 entrance, say you are there for the Carriage House and they should give you a ticket. Then proceed to the parking area and once you park the car please meet the guide at white tent. Parking is free for attendees of the tour.
Guests will learn the fascinating history behind the carriage house, built during the Victorian era. Once an integral part of the vast estate of inventor and philanthropist Everett Hosmer Barney, the carriage house is one of the only original structures still standing on the grounds. The Carriage House was built in 1890 and has been lovingly restored and reinvented. Its timeless charm and beauty is something to behold. The Second Saturday Walking Tours season is sponsored by Mass Cultural Council, Springfield Cultural Council, and the Springfield Museums.
This tour will be free. The tour group will start at the Carriage House at the Barney Estate at 10:30 AM on May 13 and leave promptly to start the tour.
Brought to you by the City of Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management. The Second Saturday Walking Tour series is co-presented by the Springfield Preservation Trust and Springfield Museums, and is sponsored by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council and the Mass Cultural Council.
Park Instructions: Come in through the Route 5 entrance