Visit Iron Work Farm's two historic house museums during Open House season!

Come learn about the origins and development of the center of South Acton at “Mill Corner” through our displays and informational material while viewing the oldest house and the earliest standing tavern in Acton. 


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Faulkner Homestead
5 High Street
Date: Sunday, May 28th
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

The 1707 Jones/Faulkner Homestead is the oldest building in Acton. It was the home for several generations of the owners of the little textile mill that operated across the street at the dam on Fort Pond Brook. 

This year will highlight the 1930 Tercentenary marker for the Faulkner Homestead, one of three cast-iron signs in Acton erected to mark the 300th anniversary of the 1630 establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. An interesting aspect of this sign is its inaccuracy, including the date given for the 1707 Jones-Faulkner House.


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This program is offered by Iron Work Farm as part of the Hidden Treasures Festival of Nature, Culture & History, an annual month-long celebration showcasing events and activities hosted by local partners celebrating the unique places, objects, and stories of the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. Hidden Treasures programs are free and open to the public. Click to discover more Hidden Treasures! 


Jones TavernJones Tavern
128 Main Street
Sunday, May 28th
1:00 - 3:00 pm

The 1732 Jones Tavern, 128 Main Street, was the home of several generations of the Samuel Jones family, who operated local mills and businesses, including a 1750 tavern and store, and a later dairy farm. It remains Acton’s only surviving Revolutionary era tavern.



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