Mattapoisett Historical Society offers history walking tours

Jul 24, 2018

Mattapoisett Historical Society is offering "Walking Tours of Historic Mattapoisett," lead by local historian Seth Mendell, on Saturday,Aug. 18, and Saturday, Sept. Sept. 15. Both tours step off at 2 p.m. at 5 Church St.

Walkers will learn about historic buildings, the electric rail, the saltworks on Goodspeed Island, the Charles King Mansion at the mouth of the river, and “The Dude Special.” They will also visualize the building of whale ships in the park, and how the British attempted to burn the shipyards during the War of 1812.

The duration of each walk is about one hour and fifteen minutes long. They are free to Mattapoisett Historical Society members; $5 per non-member. For more information call 508-758-2844  or email