1:00 pm - South end of Vine Street
The resting place of a local militia captain whose gravestone was recently discovered will be one of those visited on the Old Berwick Historical Society’s upcoming "Tour of Old Fields Burying Ground." Capt. Ichabod Goodwin died in 1777.
Old Fields Burying Ground is located near the corner of Vine and Brattle Streets. South Berwick’s oldest community cemetery, dating to the 1600s, is part of the “Old Fields” area that was once the center of town. A meetinghouse stood nearby, and many people earned their livelihood at sawmills on the Great Works River and shipyards on the Salmon Falls River.
The cemetery tour will last approximately an hour. It is open to the public and is free of charge. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Sponsored by D.F. Richard Energy