Mary Baker Eddy
Built circa 1780, this house was expanded over the years to meet the growing needs of the Bagley family. Mary Baker Eddy was a guest in this house in 1868 and 1870.
Built circa 1780, this house is a rare example of Federal architecture still surviving in its original condition. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, was a guest here in 1868 and 1870.
Rich in architectural and historical detail, the house tells the twin stories of
Mary Baker Eddy, who continued her Bible studies and taught others about Christian
healing while living here, and the Bagley family, for whom the house was built. Mrs.
Eddy would go on from Amesbury to become one of the most well-
Visitors will learn Mary Baker Eddy’s story, as well as that of the Bagley family, particularly Sarah, who took in boarders and ran her own small business as a milliner from the house. Numerous original furnishings and artifacts help illustrate women’s roles and activities in Amesbury in the 1800s, and the house also spotlights Squire Bagley, who was very active in the community.