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Springfield Walking Tours

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Second Saturday Walking Tours:

Learn about the legacy, architecture, and neighborhood that surrounds one of Springfield’s most important historical business figures—Daniel B. Wesson, of Smith & Wesson fame.

On this walking tour, Preservation Trust Board Member Katherine Anderson Benson will provide a history of the Wesson Hospitals, the C.W. Porter School, and the beautiful homes that line the streets of the Six Corners neighborhood, where these structures reside. The walking tour departs from the rear of the High School of Commerce (Springfield Honors Academy entrance) and ends at the same.

The Six Corners neighborhood of Springfield once encompassed two of the city’s premier medical facilities—Wesson Memorial Hospital and the Wesson Maternity Hospital—founded by Daniel B. Wesson, also the co-founder of Springfield-based firearm manufacturer Smith & Wesson. Surrounded by beautiful homes, the neighborhood was also once home to Miss Charlotte Porter’s School, a preeminent private school for girls.

Meet at Springfield High School of Commerce 415 State Street Springfield, MA 01105

The Second Saturday Walking Tour series is co-presented by the Springfield Preservation Trust and Springfield Museums, and is sponsored by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council and the Mass Cultural Council.


  • If you are not a Springfield Preservation Trust or Springfield Museums member, please pay $5 when the tour leaves from Springfield Museums.
  • When the tour does not leave from Springfield Museums the Springfield Preservation Trust encourages donations.

Second Saturday Walking Tours are sponsored by the Cultural Council.

The Springfield Preservation Trust was founded in 1972 to help preserve and protect historic city properties.

Springfield Museums

Springfield Preservation Trust



October 14
10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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