Monday, September 10, 2018

140th Birthday of Historic Longwood

Saturday is the 140th Birthday celebration of Historic Longwood as well as the much
Anticipated re-opening of Reiter Park.  We will be open from 10-4 to join in the festivities and you are welcome to park at the Le Rue House space permitting and walk down to the park for music, food, booths, Contest, cupcakes etc.  Check the website for the City of Longwood
And if you want to take in some history here’s a walking tour of buildings on the National Historic Registry
here’s a review of Historic Longwood in case you have never stopped there:

“This small historic town is very walkable.  The historic homes, many of which have the dignity of names,  are easily identified by metal plagues by the doors. The Bradlee-McIntyre house c1883 is a Museum, The Le Rue house, c1885  on Bay street houses Artisan studios and a gallery with local pottery, woodworking, jewelry and paintings.  Down the street another historic home, the Inside-Out House is a long running boutique, a toy shop lays a few steps further and dolls in yet another quaint setting. Some other shops include The Wild Hare Organic grocery, Nu Natural with Bath and Body products, Clean Eats with grab and go Healthy Foods, Barbers, Coffee Bar and more. The smallness is the appeal here, A handful of shops, a nice walk, a picnic at the park and you have a lovely diversion for a few hours!
The newly renovated Reiter Park has many ammenities including a splash pad, walking trail, pond....and is a straight walk from the sunrail on Church Street, then three more historic streets parallel Church for you to meander along. Check he Historic Museum' hours to take a peek inside the Bradley- Macintyre House c 1883 and this town frequently closes the streets and hosts car shows, chili cookoffs, farmers markets and the highlight is a two day Fall Festival generally held the weekend before Thanksgiving. “

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