The Asa Waters Mansion is a grand historical
estate in the center of Millbury,
Massachusetts, just minutes away from
Worcester, Massachusetts. Built in 1826,
this estate was home to renowned gunmaker,
Asa Waters II and is now available for
private functions, weddings, business
meetings and historical re-enactments.
Constructed of mahogany from Central
America, marble from Italy, hard pine from
the South, bricks from Baltimore and
"pumpkin pine" from Maine, this home is one
of the finest in the Blackstone Valley.
Periodically throughout the year, the
Mansion is available for tours and teas.
Relax in this elegant atmosphere and enjoy
the ambience of a bygone era. The Asa Waters
Mansion is registered on both the National
and State Register of Historic Places.
Across the street is the former Taft home,
now a lovely art gallery, gift shop and tea
room. President Howard Taft grew up in this
home and visited Millbury several times
during his Presidency in the early 20th
century (est 19010 et al).
But the Valley's history, attractions and
recreational fun go much deeper than the
American Industrial revolution. Its
ancestors helped shaped the Nation. Enjoy
some of these unique, yet authentic stories
and characters of the past: