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We were disappointed that the house wasn't open. We went on a Wednesday in early June. We... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2017
bcnett
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
Stop worthy while traveling the "Kanc" or Kancamagus Highway.

This small homestead is worthy of a visit. It gives visitors a glimpse into what life was like in... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2016
OK2BU2
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Virginia
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

We stopped at the home on our trip down the Kancamagus Highway, for a walk, the lady who volunteers there happened to come during our visit and told us the interesting story about the husband who disappeared for 42 years, leaving his wife and family, saying he was going into town and would be back in an hour. The house is furnished with period items and worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We almost didn’t stop here but we’re so glad we did. The home was open to visitors and a delightful guide was inside, demonstrating the brick oven in the kitchen and telling us the story about the couple who lived there. (The guide’s grandmother had actually been a regular visitor to the home.) The story is intriguing and the home is well preserved. Definitely worth stopping.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

We were exploring the Kancamagus highway and came upon the Russell-Colbath homestead. We were surprised that the house was open and even more surprised to find an official story teller inside. We spent a pleasant half hour hearing all about the history of the house and its owner. The interior is beautifully preserved and hearing how the owner lived was fascinating.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

We were disappointed that the house wasn't open. We went on a Wednesday in early June. We enjoyed reading the signage, walking around area the site, and peeking into the windows of the house and the newly constructed barn.

Being able to actually see the inside of the house gives us an incentive to redo the Kancamagus Highway.

There were real bathrooms and they were open. These may be the only real bathroom on the highway as we saw lots of portopotties.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice historic place with an old cemetery near by but there are so many better things to do and see along this highway...

Date of experience: September 2016
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