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Mary Baker Eddy Historic House

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Address: 23 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA 01907-1909
Phone Number: +1 781-599-1853
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tour the home where Mary Baker Eddy (the founder of Christian Science)...

Tour the home where Mary Baker Eddy (the founder of Christian Science) experienced the healing through prayer that would bring great changes to her life, and to the lives of many others. She was brought here the morning after a fall on an icy sidewalk in nearby Lynn in February 1866. Although it looked as though the effects of the accident would prove fatal, she found herself suddenly healed while reading a New Testament account of one of Jesus' healings. The profound insight she glimpsed at that moment led to a fresh understanding of the Bible and to her discovery of Christian Science.Guided tours May 1-October 31 Wednesday and Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm. November 1-April 30 by appointment. $5 suggested donation, children under 12 free. Museum shop.

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From Swampscott to Women's National Hall of Fame

Free tour with knowledgeable guide. Interesting way to spend a half hour or so learning about how Mary Baker Eddy discovered Christian Science after being healed by prayer while... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2011
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Free tour with knowledgeable guide. Interesting way to spend a half hour or so learning about how Mary Baker Eddy discovered Christian Science after being healed by prayer while living here in 1866. This led to a bestselling book on Science and Health, a worldwide church, and a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper for which she was elected into the Women's National... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Free entrance and excellent guided tour. House has good period architecture and furnishings. Gardens are lovely. It's interesting to see the home where Mary Baker Eddy was living when she was healed by reading the Bible. That incident sparked the founding of an American religion, Christian Science. Interesting stories told by guide.

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