Nahant Historical Society Explore an interactive exhibit showing the history of Nahant from its early days as grazing land for Lynn livestock, through its days as a fishing community, its heyday as the Summer resort community for Boston's wealthy, literary and scientific notables and artists.
- Dole-Little House c. 1715 house that has been restored to reflect the original period of construction.
- Newbury Historic District High Rd., Green and Hanover Sts. Contains some of New England's most important examples of First Period architecture clustered newer a pre-Revolution common.
- Old Town Hill Thousands of years ago, a large and beautiful salt marsh crossed by tidal creeks was created in the lowlands and valleys surrounding the glacial drumlin known as Old Town Hill.
- Parker River National Wildlife Refuge The 4600-plus acre refuge offers recreational and educational adventures such as wildlife observation, hunting, fishing and shell fishing.
- Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm Built at the end of the 17th Century to impress visitors, today the house reveals three centuries of construction technologies and building stabilization.
- Swett-Ilsley House Original portion built in 1670 and expanded in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
- Tristram Coffin House Built in 1654, this is the oldest structure in the Newbury Historic District.
- Cushing House Museum & Garden/Historical Society of Old Newbury Elegant Federal period mansion offering tours and special events.
- Custom House Maritime Museum This museum displays and maintains original artifacts from the prosperous trade era, maritime art, maps, journals and other objects. The Museum also hosts an ENHA Visitor Center.
- Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary The Joppa Flats Education Center is located at the gateway to one of the country’s most productive, year-round, wildlife viewing areas—the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Plum Island estuary. Highlights for visitors are the many species of birds that utilize the area’s extensive salt marshes, mudflats, rivers, bays, and coastal waters.
- Maudslay State Park Gardens, trails, fishing, bird watching, cycling, picnicking, skiing, snowshoeing, outdoor concerts and performances.
- Essex National Heritage Area Visitor Center An ENHA Newburyport Visitors Center is also located in the Chamber of Commerce; the visitor booth is open to the public every day.
- Harold Parker State Forest Provides summer hiking, winter cross-country skiing, picnic area and campground.
- The Museum of Printing Dedicated to preserving the history of the graphic arts, printing equipment and printing craftsmanship.
- North Andover Historical Society Founded in 1913 to preserve the history and traditions of North Andover.
- Stevens-Coolidge Place Formerly known as Ashdale Farm, the Stevens-Coolidge Place was the summer home of John Gardner Coolidge and Helen Stevens-Coolidge from 1914 to 1962. Gardens open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset.
- Ward Reservation The Ward Reservation represents the union of more than forty separate parcels of former farm and pasture land whose stone walls, when combined, total more than seventeen miles long.
- Weir Hill Weir Hill (pronounced "wire hill") is a double drumlin that rises 305 feet and includes more than a mile of shoreline on Lake Cochichewick.
- Brooksby Farm An 8 1/2-acre working farm with orchards, animals, trails and a farm stand.
- Elizabeth Cassidy Folk Art Museum & Peabody Art Association Gallery The Museum features permanent and rotating exhibits of unique works from the Society’s extensive collection of folk art, including architectural embellishments, funerary art, pottery, portraits and needlework. The Museum is also the home of the Peabody Art Association Gallery, which features rotating exhibits of paintings and photographs by Association artists.
- Felton Historic Houses at Brooksby Farm Built in 1644, the Nathaniel Felton, Sr., House was the first house built on Mount Pleasant (the Brooksby Farm area). The Nathaniel Felton, Jr. House's outdoor garden has become a popular spot to exchange wedding vows, before waltzing across the street to the Smith Barn for that once in a lifetime reception.
- George Peabody House Museum A restored house and community cultural center features an ENHC Visitor Center with information on Peabody and the surrounding area and exhibits on Peabody's tannery history.
- Peabody Historical Society Established to preserve the heritage of the city of Peabody.
- Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm The Peabody Historical Society's Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm provides an ideal setting for any private celebration you may have in mind, from office party to wedding.
- Places to Stay in Peabody Peabody Marriott 8A Centennial Drive, Peabody MA 01960 1-978-977-9700 Ideally situated on the Boston North Shore, the Boston Marriott Peabody hotel is conveniently located near Gloucester, Rockport, and Salem.
- Halibut Point State Park 70-acre park located at the northern tip of Cape Ann features a rocky shoreline ideal for picnicking and tide pooling.
- Paper House A house made of Boston newspapers.
- Thacher Island This National Historic Landmark off the coast of Rockport boasts twin lighthouses 45' tall. Accessible by small boats and kayaks.
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Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester launches new website
The Cape Ann Museum announced the launch of their new and very fabulous website. Check it out!
Thursday nights throughout the summer settle in with family and friends for Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. For more information.
Did you know that the first railroad station in Marblehead was built in 1839? Read more about the bumps and successes with the railroad.
"My Coastal Discoveries" by Photographer Lee Yeomans is on exhibit at The Provident Bank in Newburyport through September. Enjoy a reception with the artist on Thursday, August 23, 2012, from 5:30-7:00 pm. For more information.
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