Walk Berwick

Front and Market Streets, consider it a chance to travel back in time to the founding of Berwick. This main intersection was once the site of some of the first homes in Berwick and the founder of Berwick himself, Evan Owen. The corner was also home to the Hotel Morton, St. Charles Hotel and several early businesses. As you walk up E. Front Street, you’ll progress from the founding of Berwick into the Edwardian and Victorian eras and the industrialization of this community. Some of Berwick’s most influential citizens and entrepreneurs built a mix of both elaborate and modest homes in this section of town. You’ll conclude Tour 2 in the 400 block of East Front Street. Tour 2 is approximately a half mile in length and is comprised of seventeen total stops. Tour 3 continues along E. Front Street for a few more blocks, passing some of the finest homes in Berwick. Hillcrest, now known as Crispin Mansion, is a 34-room Neoclassical style mansion and can be seen near the end of your travels down E. Front Street. Once you arrive at Fowler Avenue, you will turn left and begin the journey back into the main downtown district along East Second Street. This route will bring you past an additional six stops, culminating at the W.C. Garrison House on East Third Street. Tour 3 contains a total of twelve stops, and is also approximately a half mile in length. At this point, you will be only about a quarter of a mile from the Jackson Mansion, your Tour 1 origin location. Prior to departing Berwick, consider visiting the Historical Society Headquarters at the Sadock House, or taking a tour of the Jackson Mansion if tours are available the day you are visiting. As you end your educational walking tour of Berwick, consider the rich history this community has hidden in plain sight!

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