Semi Annual Rocks Village Yard Sale


Saturday June 2, 8:00 – 2:00 pm &

Sunday June 3, 9:00 – 2:00 pm

  • Vintage glassware, Furniture, decorative items, tools, kitchenware, books and much more.
  • Please call 978-374-2119 for additional information.

Benefits the preservation of the historic Hand Tub House.

1 River Road, at the corner of East Main Street

Next to the Rocks Bridge


Walking Tour in the Village – May 19th

A Walk Through Time in Rocks Village

Discover the river front neighborhood of Rocks Village, once a bustling com- munity of stores, taverns, and wharves. Hear tales of merchants, shipbuilders, a purported witch, and more.

Explore local landmarks such as the Rocks Village Bridge and 1840 Hand Tub House (fire station) and discover the stories of those who lived, loved, and worked here.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Tour Times: 10:00 – 11:00 am, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Meet at: The Hand Tub House

1 River Road, at the corner of East Main Street at the foot of the Rocks Village Bridge. Park at 366 Amesbury Line Road.

Presented in partnership with Rocks Village Memorial Associa- tion (RVMA) and Historic New England.

Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5970 or register Online at Historic New England. Cost: $10.00 (supports HNE and RVMA)

Plastering Update

Vallant Plastering has been doing a super job refacing the inside of the Hand Tub House

Now that the roof has been repaired and the windows Glazed, with help from Methuen Festival of Trees, we have been able to plaster the stairway and second floor of the Hand Tub House.

Steve Vallant: 978-794-0191

The Methuen Festival of Trees holds a fabulous event each year.  This year the dates are:

November 18-December 2, 2017

Check out their web page for more details.

Consider volunteering: It is a wonderful way to take part in the holiday season and preserving history.

The proceeds from the Festival of Trees provide funding to preserve the heritage and the monuments that make Methuen and the communities of the Merrimack Valley unique.  We have been lucky to receive several grants towards preserving the Hand Tub House:

Foundation Repair, Trim Restoration, Window Restoration, and Plastering

Thank you Vallant Plastering and Festival of Trees


Looking for Rocks Village Descendants

The Rocks Village historians are looking for descendants of families who lived here in earlier times. We would like to borrow any old photos, maps, deeds, stories, newspaper articles, or other documents that you might have in your family archives and that you would be willing to share with us. In addition, with your permission, a local photographer would like to capture your portrait for inclusion in an artist book to be published at a later date.