Mary Baker Eddy Historic House-
23 Paradise road, Swampscott
This home is part of the Longyear Museum. (A total of eight historic houses in Longyear Museum’s collection trace Mary Baker Eddy’s footsteps as Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science).
I arrived without reservations during the summer month of July. Parking is plentiful with a large circular driveway in front of the property. I was greeted by a friendly staff member. Suggested donation was $5. dollars however the tour guide made it very clear that a donation was completely optional.
The whole tour was a little over a half hour. As we were guided through the home, it was neat to see the period detail throughout the property while learning about how Mary Baker Eddy discovered Christian Science while living here in 1866. I was a bit disappointed however that there was a lack of actual artifacts and furnishings from when Mary Baker Eddy lived in the home.
Overall a quick, free way to spend an hour while learning about this famous woman.
Hour of Operation
May 1 – October 31
Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm, Sunday: 1-4pm.
November 1 – April 30 By appointment (48-hour advance notice required).
23 Paradise Road
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