Two Swampscott stops — Town Hall and the Sir John Humphrey House — are on the annual Essex County Trails and Sails weekend of cultural exploration.
Guided tours given by the Swampscott Historical Commission will take place at Town Hall, 22 Monument Ave on Friday, Sept. 21, 1-3 and Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10-3.
Town Hall, formerly the home of the American inventor Elihu Thomson, was built in 1889 and is a National Historic Landmark.
The Swampscott Historical Society will host tours through the Sir John Humphrey House on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10-1pm.
The home includes artifacts and art work and is a fine place to learn and talk about Swampscott history.
Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water, September 21-23 & September 28-30, will offer more than 150 free events.
All events are located within the 34 cities and towns of Essex County including the communities of Salem, Gloucester, Newburyport, Andover, Saugus and many more.
In addition to the Swampscott Town Hall Guided Tour and open house at the Sir John Humphrey House, events will include history and art walks; boat rides, farm tours, trail walks and rigorous hikes; book readings; winery tours and a host of authentic activities, according to the Swampscott HIstorical Commission.
All events are designed to give residents and visitors a taste of the region’s history, breathtaking landscapes and hidden gems.
For more information: go to www.trailsandsails.org.