I wanted to visit the Boston/Concord area even before I knew about the Fabulous Fitch House, and before I uncovered a few uncanny connections to Colonial Massachusetts, including a genealogical link to an 8th great uncle Walter Powers Jr. who built the Fitch House 300 years ago! What deep roots to Massachusetts that I only discovered in the past few years.
This was my and my husband's first visit to New England, with the exception of possible cellular memories... Being a writer, I was already awed, just knowing that I shared a great grandfather, Thomas Barnes, with esteemed writers Thoreau and Alcott. What an amazing expansion of the tree of life. I cannot express the awe... to walk thorough the homes, to stroll alongside Walden Pond, and to even visit their grave sites--an extremely moving and surreal experience and all within minutes of the Fitch B&B.
I found Fitch House B&B "by accident" on google. I did not know Walter Powers Jr. had built the home, until I read the website. I did know about my connection to President(s) Adams through Henry Adams and Edith Squire, along with the fact that John Adams first cousin was my 7th great grandmother Edith Adams married-- Jacob Powers--Fitch House builder's brother (Walter Powers Jr:). Their parents were Walter Powers and Trial Shepard. Trial's parents were Ralph and Thankful Shepard. Trial's uncle was Thomas Shepard...
Next trip, I will walk the campus of Harvard U for the first time, where Thomas Shepard was one of the founders. I will be back and will DEFINITELY stay again at the FITCH HOUSE!!! I sincerely look forward to the return trip and to giving Lynne a big hug. I highly recommend this historical home, where you will feel both 'wowed' and welcome! [----]
If you love history and want to go back to a simpler time with all the modern conveniences... Fitch...
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