Current COVID-19 Visiting Policies as of 11/18/2020


STARTING 11/18/2020: Under new mitigations, our museum will be closed to tours until further notice. Please consider taking a virtual tour, participating in a virtual program, watching our History Snippets, or buying a Make Kit!


All guests/tour guides must have face coverings covering nose and mouth.

Contact tracing is recommended from health officials - we ask guests to provide us their names, phone numbers, and email, as well as their date of visit so they may be informed if there were any suspected COVID-19 cases during the times that they visited. This is done at the beginning of the tour.

Public and private tours are limited to 10 guests and all groups must be separated from one another by 6 feet. 

Please self-screen before your visit and avoid visiting if you are exhibiting any symptoms of illness.

Edwards Place exterior. Two horse-drawn carriages approach the home from a large lawn. A crowd dressed in 19th century attire stand in front of the home. Trees are around the side and back of thehome, some with leaves, some without.
A long table covered in a tablecloth and full table settig of glass and china. 12 chairs are around the table. Two ornate chairs are in the back two corners. Edwards Place Library.
Springfield Art Association logo. A palette with "SAA" designed into it with he words "visual art center" below.

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Sitting Room

Family sitting room of Edwards Place, with a small table in the center with chairs, a rocking chair and another chair in two corners. A portrait of Benjamin Edwards is above a stone fireplace and oval photos are to the side, above one of the chairs. A whatnot is behind the rocking chair with decorative items on it. To the very left is a pier mirror between the two front windows, which are covered in thick, ornate curtains.