SUMMER TOUR SERIES 2017
Join the Westcott Center for Architecture + Design as we celebrate Springfield’s distinctive architecture and history with our annual Summer Tour Series.
The Summer Tour Series examines the architecture, design, and history of the built environment in the Greater Springfield Region. The 2017 series totals fifteen tours, including regular and special walking tours, bicycle tours and happy hour tours. Architects, curators, historians, and local professionals guide each tour. This year’s series starts in June and runs through September 2nd.
Urban Renewed. Cemetery & Brewery Tour (Special Tour)
There is new life around two places known for death: The Old Columbia Street Burying Ground and Springfield Metallic Casket Factory. Join us on a special Happy Hour Tour of these unique community assets. We will start at the Burying Ground, the eternal resting places for Springfield’s earliest residents, to hear the stories of Springfield pioneers, Revolutionary War soldiers, and a member of the Boston Tea Party. We will then take a tour of the new Mother Stewart’s Brewery, housed in a restored section of the Metallic Casket Factory, and sample a flight of their award-winning beers. Mobility 2.