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One of Manchester’s most beloved landmarks, the Trask House on Union Street, was built in 1823 by local businesswoman, Abigail Hooper, who ran a thriving general store on the property. That same year, she married Captain Richard Trask, one of Manchester’s most successful merchant ship captains. Abigail outlived her husband by nearly 40 years and, at the time of her death at age 96, was revered as one of Manchester’s most enterprising and public-minded citizens.

MUSEUM HOURS:

  • Trask House Tours, Office and Gallery – Tuesdays-Fridays 10-3pm
  • Archives  – Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-12 or by appointment (call 978-526-7230 or email archives@manchesterhistoricalmuseum.org)
  • Seaside No. 1 – By appointment

ADMISSION:

Trask House or Seaside No. 1 Tours are free for members and $5 suggested donations for non-members.

Entrance to the exhibit gallery is free.

DIRECTIONS BY CAR:

From 128 North – Take School Street Exit.  Right at end of off ramp onto School Street.  When School Street ends, turn left onto Union Street. (If you turn right, you are on Central Street.)  Museum is on the left, 10 Union Street.

From 128 South – Take School Street Exit.  Left at end of off ramp onto School Street.  When School Street ends, turn left onto Union Street. (If you turn right, you are on Central Street.)  Museum is on the left, 10 Union Street.

Parking:

There is often parking available on the streets surrounding the museum.
If not, visitor parking can be found off Central Street behind Town Hall, the large white building on the green.

DIRECTIONS BY TRAIN:

Take the Rockport Line from North Station in Boston. (Do not take Newburyport Line.)

Depart train at Manchester stop.

Walk to end of parking lot toward the harbor.  Turn right and walk up Beach Street two blocks until it dead ends into Union Street.  Turn left on Union Street.  We are the fourth building Union Street, across from the Manchester Library.

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