Peek "Behind the Scenes" at the Blanchard House
 
Peek inside closets, pull aside curtains, and explore behind the scenes in the Blanchard House and the History Center. Special one-hour Behind the Scenes Tours are offered monthly.
 
Here’s your chance to give in to that irresistible urge to look behind the “staff only” and “no entry” signs you always see in museums.
 
What will you find?
What treasures lie in store rooms and archives?
What secrets are hidden behind the closed doors?
Where is the Blanchard house’s “Harry Potter closet?”
 
Andover Center for History & Culture is offering Behind the Scenes tours with a fun twist. As you tour the Blanchard house attics, closets, nooks and crannies, you’ll also hear stories about rarely seen collections items.
 
The stories will change with every tour, so there will always be something new to learn
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Maybe you’ll hear about a Civil War artifact
.....or an early 20th century bob sled
.....or a pair of leather pants from the 1970s
each with a unique Andover story.


Upcoming Behind the Scenes tour days and times. Click on the day and time of your choice for online registration.

Tuesday, February 5 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Wednesday, May 15 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, June 18 1:30-2:30 PM

 Behind the Scenes tours are free but registration is required. Space is limited.

Please note that these tours involve walking, standing and climbing multiple stairs up to the third floor of the Blanchard House and down to our archives. 


Questions? Call 978-475-2236. 
Email inquiries [email protected]
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Would you like a private Behind the Scenes group tour?
Group tours of 8 to 12 guests can be arranged
by calling 978-475-2236.


Also, please join us for Close Encounters.​​

Close Encounters enable up-close exploration of and conversation about selected

collection treasures. 

Information and registration can be found here.