8 Best Places in Easton

1. Borderland State Park-The mansion, visitable on a tour, contains Blanche’s art studio, while Oakes was a botanist at Harvard, and created a sprawling woodland preserve.

2. Ames Mansion-Completed in 1910, the Ames Mansion has an eclectic design, blending Gothic Revival, Georgian and Colonial Revival elements.

3. Easton Historical Society-In 1969 the Ames family bought the building from the Penn Central Railroad and donated it to the Easton Historical Society.

4. Ames Free Library-The building was designed by H. H. Richardson in his signature Romanesque Revival style, and opened in 1883, some six years after construction began.

5. Children’s Museum in Easton-Aimed at kids aged 1-5 this children’s museum in North Easton has a one-of-a-kind home that is sure to capture young imaginations.

6. Simpson Spring-This is Simpson Spring, founded on top of a natural spring in 1875, with a grand old building that dates back to that time.

7. Queset House-The mansion sits in sublime restored grounds that were laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, and since 2007 has belonged to the Ames Free Library.

8. Governor Oliver Ames Estate Community Park-The Trustees of Reservations purchased this 36-acre parcel, in the heart of the North Easton Historic District, from the Ames family in 2012.

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