More About FREE Historic Meetinghouse Tours on July 4

In conjunction with Sudbury's 4th of July parade, First Parish of Sudbury is offering FREE guided tours of the Meetinghouse!

Tours take place on July 4, 2024, at 10 am and noon at 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA.

You have driven past Sudbury's Historic Meetinghouse a thousand times. But you probably don't know who built it and when, why it is Sudbury's anchor to the past, why it was built on this hill, and what it looks like inside. Now you can learn all of that and more by taking a free tour of the historic Meetinghouse on Independence Day. On July 4, professional tour guide Aline Kaplan will take you on a tour of the meetinghouse, inside and out.

You will:
See hand-hews beams salvaged from the earlier, smaller, structure,
• See the Cole and Woodbury tracker-action pipe organ,
• Peer up into the clock tower and learn about the flatbed-striker clock that chimes the hours
• Sound the Holbrook bell that chimes the hours for Sudbury residents,
• Go into the Minister's original office,
• See the horse-and-buggy sheds,
• Walk through the Memorial Garden behind the building.

About Your Tour Guide:
Aline Kaplan, a resident of Sudbury for 38 years and a member of the First Parish of Sudbury, is a professional tour guide in Boston. She has been leading architectural and historical tours of the city since 2013 and has a voluminous knowledge of Boston's history. She brings her experience to the meetinghouse tours and will make the building come alive for you and your family. This is a great opportunity to show your children inside the building they have been looking at for years and teach them its importance to the town of Sudbury.

Reserve your spot and read more about the Meetinghouse's history at
Contact 978-443-2043 or for further information.

Date & Time

July 4, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm


First Parish
327 Concord Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

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First Parish of Sudbury is a diverse and welcoming community of spiritual seekers; who strive to learn together and support one another as we celebrate life’s important moments and serve the larger community.

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327 Concord Rd,
Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776

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