53RiverSt hidden history hike 400An Archeological Hike in Our Backyard

Rain Delay Date: Sunday, November 3rd
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: We meet at Jones Tavern to start the hike.
No fee - Donations are welcome.

As the first part of an Open House double-feature Iron Work Farm will celebrate Massachusetts Archaeology Month with a hike through South Action's historic Mill Corner. Archeologist Kimberley Conners will lead us as as we explore 'hidden' clues to the town's past.

The 1 1/2-mile walk will start at Jones Tavern, 128 Main Street, at 11:30 p.m., and visit historic industrial sites from the early 18th-through the mid-20th centuries. We will discuss the features that remain that allowed South Acton to be the home of mills, factories, and a regional railroad junction.

We will use sidewalks as well as unpaved surfaces during our walk, so please wear the proper footwear.

Where and how to find us:
Faulkner Homestead - 5 High St. Acton, MA
Jones Tavern - 128 Main St. Acton, MA
Parking is available on site or nearby.

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IWF Historic Museum events and Open Houses 2019


egg hunt grassSaturday, April 13 - Spring Egg Hunt at Faulkner Homestead

patriots day spirt 80Sunday, April 14 - Patriots Day Spirit

Robbins ride 80wSunday, April 14 - Robbins Ride

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farrier sizedSunday, June 23 - NEW! - Blacksmith - Farrier Demonstration

open tap room 80Saturday, Oct. 5 - Open Tap Room & Annual Meeting

art out Moran Zey 2 80Sat. & Sun., Oct 19 & 20 - Art About Town in conjunction with Acton Open Studio

Faulkner dam hidden history hike 80Sun., Oct 27 - Hidden History Hike


Historic House Museum Tours (Fourth Sundays)

  • April 14
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • September 22
  • October 27
Iron Work Farm welcomes volunteers at Jones Tavern and Faulkner Homestead for many different activities; can you help out?

Check out the Volunteer page for more info - or contact us with your areas of interest.