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Needham’s Walk Through History

Sunday, October 2, 2016 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Walk, Ride, or Drive through 300 years of Needham’s History!

Take a Walk through 300 Years of Needham’s History with the Needham Historical Society!  Enjoy a self-guided tour through the familiar places that you only thought you knew well! Learn the hidden history behind the places you see every day.

It’s FREE!  Print out the map HERE or, pick up a Map at the Historical Society, at our table at the NBA Harvest Fair on October 1st, or along the route on Walk Day, October 2nd.


Information signs are located all along the way, corresponding to the Map Numbers that mark each sign location.  Start any time, and follow as much or as little of the route as you wish.  You can Walk, Ride, or Drive along all or part of the route.

Docents along the way will answer questions, and there is even a special Scavenger Hunt (with Prizes!) for kids.

Needham’s Walk through History is presented in cooperation with Needham Park and Rec.  For sponsorship information and opportunities please contact Suzanne Baker, Development Manager, at 781 455 8860 or email

Walk Through History and learn more about…

  • the Bank Robbery, the Old Center, and the Odd Fellows’ Fire,
  • the McIntosh Tavern,  the Mark(ed) Tree, and moving First Church,
  • building Memorial Park, the Center-Heights Feud,  Nehoiden, and more!

Event Sponsors:



History Buffs: Hub Sponsors

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NC Wyeth: Site Sponsors

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