Trask House (and Manchester Historical Museum)

The Trask House 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, a successful merchant ship captain. Now a museum, and headquarters of the Manchester Historical Society, the house contains an impressive collection of period furniture, artifacts and fine art. Included in the collection are examples of the furniture built in Manchester during the mid-19th century as well as memorabilia reflecting the town’s important maritime history and its later prominence as a summer vacation destination for the wealthy during the Gilded Age. Young people will enjoy the fascinating collection of antique toys.

Address

10 Union Street Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 1944

Driving Directions

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. Visitor parking can be found off Central Street behind Town Hall, the large white building on the green.

Notes & Advisories

Categories

  • Historic Resources
  • Museums

Accessibility

  • Appropriate for all ages
  • Parking Available
  • Restrooms Available
  • Self-Guided