VAF-NE Field Trips


Field trips are at the core of the VAF experience, introducing members to the fieldwork that is so important to the VAF approach to historic buildings and landscapes. Sites are chosen to emphasize well-understood buildings and each trip visit is lead by an expert on that building.


Early Building on the Piscataqua, Portsmouth, NH and Eliot, ME; The Sherburne House at Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH; The Macpheadris-Warner House, Portsmouth, NH; Frost House & Garrisons, Eliot, ME


"The World In One Square Mile": Cultural Landscapes Of Central Falls, RI

 2021-2022  No tours
 16-Oct A Virtual Live Tour of the Tobias Lear House with Master Restoration Carpenter John Schnitzler
 19-Oct Vermont: Meetinghouse to Church; Rockingham, Windsor, and Strafford, Vermont; Rockingham Meeting House, Rockingham, VT; Old South Church, Windsor, VT; Senator Justin S. Morrill State Historic Site and Strafford Town House, Strafford, VT
 8-June Mill to Mansion: The Stone Mill and Aldworth Manor: Harrisville, NH
 7/8-Apr Martha’s Vineyard: Vincent House, Edgartown, MA; Hancock-Mitchell House and Quansoo Farm, Chilmark, MA; Christian Town Burial Ground and Mayhew Chapel, Vineyard Haven, MA; Wesleyan Grove, Oak Bluffs, MA; Marine Hospital, Vineyard Haven, MA
 28-Apr Hancock Mansion door Restoration, North Bennet Street School, Historic New England Library and Archives, and Ladder Blocks, Boston, MA
 27-Oct Kensington, NH: Congregational Church, Town Hall, Union Meetinghouse, Hilliard-Prescott House, Kensington Social Library, Christian Meetinghouse/Grange, North School, and Weare House
 30-Sep Ponemah Mills and Village of Taftville, Norwich, CT; Montville Casino Chinatown and Wells Dinosaur Haven, Montville, CT
23-Apr Thomas Lee House, Niantic, CT; Stanton-Davis House, Stonington, CT; and Babcock-Smith House, Westerly, RI
11-Jun Portland Company, Portland, ME; Fifth Maine and Eighth Maine Memorial Regiment buildings, Peaks Island, Portland, ME
17-Sept St. Mary Catholic Church, Salmon Falls Village, and Colonel Paul Wentworth House, Rollinsford, NH; Damm Garrison, Woodman Museum, Dover, NH
15-Oct Etsey Organ Company Museum, Esteyville Neighborhood, and Brattleboro Retreat Farm, Brattleboro, VT
9-May Grady Techbuilt House and 4 Peacock Farm Road, Peacock Farm Neighborhood, Lexington, MA; Conantum Neighborhood, Concord, MA
17-Oct Houghton House, Harvard, MA; First Church of Christ, Lancaster, MA
 13-Sep Samuel E. Perry Grist Mill, Perryville, RI; Samuel Perry House and Stanton-Tucker House, Matunuck, RI
 27-Sep Ann & Ranulf Gras House, Ruth Langdon Wales House, Lincoln, MA; Edward Bailey Deck House, Conantum Walking Tour, Concord, MA
11-May Jones Farm, Plummer Homestead, New Hampshire Farm Museum, Milton, NH

2013 -Sep

Two-day tour of Maine Meeting Houses (link)
26-Oct Tour of South Shore Joiners Shops (PDF)
5-May Exeter, NH: Fogg-Rollins House; Gilman-Garrison House; Phillips-Exeter Academy Library
16-Aug North Easton, MA: Ames Shovelworks Buildings
23-Sep Boston, MA: Beacon Hill North Slope (African Meeting House; Black Heritage Walking Tour; Tenement Walking Tour; Vilna Shul)
13-Oct Newport, RI: White Horse Tavern; Dayton-Jones House; Vernon House
8-Jun Deerfield, MA: Barnard Tavern; Dr. Thomas Williams House; Hawks House
23-Jul Hingham, MA: Old Ship Meeting House; Old Ordinary
10-Sep Portsmouth, NH: Strawbery Banke Museum; Discover Portsmouth
29-Oct Concord/Carlisle, MA: Robbins House; Colonel James Barrett House; Asa Parlin House
2-Oct Harvard Shaker Village, Harvard MA
20-Nov Angell House #1, Angell House #2, and Smith-Appleby House, Smithfield RI
20-Jun Josiah Day House, Springfield MA; Thomas Smith House, Feeding Hills/Agawam MA; and Moore House, Southwick MA
12-Sep Cooper-Frost-Austin House and Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, Cambridge MA
28-June White-Ellery House and Barn, Saunders House, and Sargent House, Gloucester MA
4-Oct Smithfield Exchange Bank/Waterman Tavern Ell, Rev. Resolved Waterman-James Winsor House, Capt. Andrew Waterman-Jesse Foster House, and Dr. Ruben Mason House, Smithfield/Chepachet RI
12-May Davenport Estate, Milton MA
2-Jun Joseph Webb House, Silas Deane House, and Buttolph-Williams House, Wethersfield CT
29-Sep Rockingham Meetinghouse, Rockingham, VT; and Stoddard-Goodenough House, West Brattleboro, VT
8-Apr Architecture and Society on New London's State Street, New London CT
3-Jun Perkins-Richardson House, Brookline MA
15-Jul Wheeler-Minot House and Col. James Barrett House, Concord MA
16-Sep Strong House, Hezekiah Chaffee House, and Hezekiah Chaffee Jr. House, Windsor CT
28-May Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm, Newbury MA
11-Jun Robbins House
10-Sep Mark Twain House and Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford CT
15-Oct Captain Thomas Paine House, Jamestown RI; and Almy-Cory House, Prescott Farm, Middletown RI
10-Apr North Bennet Street School, Boston MA; and Shirley Eustic House, Roxbury MA
26-Jun Ramsdell House, Old Gaol, and Emerson-Wilcox House, York ME
11-Sep Col. John Ashley House, Gen. John Ashley House, and Capt. John Fellows House, Sheffield MA
12-Apr John Quincy Adam Birthplace, John Adams Birthplace, and Quincy Homestead, Quincy MA
17-May Mill Village, Harrisville NH
12-Jul Fairbanks House and First Parish Church, Dedham MA
6-Sep Burtch-Udall-Boyd House, Hartford VT; and Maple Hill Farm, Norwich VT
27-Apr Jones Tavern, Jones-Faulkner Homestead, and Jonathan and Simon Hosmer House, Acton MA
22-Jun Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting, Oak Bluffs MA
19-Oct Capen House, Milton MA; and Pierce House, Dorchester MA
9-Nov Old Ship Meetinghouse, Hingham MA; and Friends Meetinghouse, Pembroke MA
30-Jun Daniels House, Rutland MA
18-Aug Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain MA; and Quincy House, Quincy MA
8-Sep Pelham Meetinghouse, Pelham MA; and New Salem Meetinghouse and New Salem Academy, New Salem MA

No field trips because of upcoming national meeting, Narragansett Basin.

1-May The Dickinson Homestead and the Evergreens, Amherst MA
10-Jul Warner House and Moffatt-Ladd House, Portsmouth NH
7-Aug DeWolf Wharf and Warehouse; Byron Diman Countinghouse, Warehouse, and Store; William R. Taylor's Store/Ship Chandlery; and Bristol County Courthouse, Bristol RI
25-Sep Sheldon-Hawkes House and Moors-Ball House, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield MA
30-Oct Jeremiah Lee Mansion, Marblehead MA
19-Nov Yin Yu Tang House, Peabody Essex Museum
20-Jun Crowninshield-Bentley House, Salem MA
18-Jul Salisbury Mansion, Worcester MA and Ward House, Shrewsbury, MA
12-Sep Porter-Phelps-Huntington House, Hadley MA
1-Nov Cogswell's Grant, Essex MA
13-Sep Governor Samuel Huntington House and Waldo House, Scotland CT
25-Oct Caryl House, Dover MA and Dwight-Dover House, Medfield MA
22-Nov Walker House, East Providence RI and Fisher-Richardson House, Mansfield MA


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