Walking Tours

ForestParkWalkingTourHere is provided links to PDF versions of walking tours of the Maple Hill Historic District, McKnight Historic District, and the Forest Park Heights Historic District. To print the brochures at full size, printed them on legal size paper. Enjoy!

A Guide to Maple Hill, Springfield’s 19th Century “Gold Coast”

A Guide to Victorian Houses in New England’s Largest Garden District – McKnight

A Guide to Forest Park Heights, Springfield’s Largest “Streetcar Suburb”



The following two tours were created with the support of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and may be used by schools, parents, or others, with or without students. There are also teacher/discussion questions for each tour. We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about the architecture and history of these neighborhoods!Ridgewood cover image for link

Maple Ridgewood Walking Tour

Suggested Questions for Teachers Maple Ridgewood Tour

Quadrangle-Mattoon Walking Tour

Suggested Questions for Teachers Quadrangle Mattoon Tour