Balch House

Every day, thousands of people unknowingly pass by this incredible piece of American history. Preservation of such a treasure requires special care and historic interpretation to gain an understanding of what life was like for people more than three centuries ago. Some experts trace the house’s origin to 1636 when John and Agnes Balch first settled on this site; recent testing makes it likely that the oldest part of the current structure dates to 1679. More study will be required for experts to pinpoint an accurate date and to understand how the Balch family actually lived


448 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915 USA

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