Powder House

An unknown Powder House “keeper” stands guard over the town supply of powder and munition.

The Powder House is located on Browns Hill off Madison Street. The woods obscure the fact that it is the third highest hill in Amesbury. The Powder House was built about 1810 and was used in the war of 1812 to store ammunition and powder. One of only seven left in the state, the Powder House has been rebuilt several times by the AIA who helps maintain this property.

Today, the Powder House is being studied to determine the feasibility of a total rehabilitation along with the creation of an educational park. Tim Osgood, AIA member and local history teacher, is currently researching the true origins of the Powder House and updates new findings on the Powder House official Facebook page. You can access the page below:

The Amesbury Powder House