Historic Ipswich on the Massachusetts North Shore

Ipswich MA Bridging HistoryIpswich, Massachusetts was founded in 1633 on land that the Native Americans called “Agawam.” Today Ipswich is celebrated for her Great Marsh clams, Crane Beach, four stone arch bridges over the Ipswich River, and its quaint streets lined with “First Period” houses, more than any other town in the nation.

The Ipswich Visitor Center, located in the 1820 Hall-Haskell House sits at the heart of our town on the Center Green, in one of several national historic districts in town. The Hall Haskell House operates spring through fall as an art gallery and welcome center, providing an abundance of maps and brochures. The Ipswich Visitor Center is staffed entirely by friendly and well-informed volunteers.

Hall-Haskell House, Ipswich MA

Ipswich Visitor Center
36 South Main Street,
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938
(978) 356-8540

OPEN: 9am to 5pm

    • Weekends in May
    • Seven Days a week in Season, Memorial Day through October
    • Closed: November – April

Upcoming Events

3 days ago
Essex National Heritage Area

Essex Heritage is proud to announce the winners of its 2017 Photo Contest! Thank you to everyone who applied, and we look forward to seeing everyone at Hunts Photo, Melrose, for the reception on ... See more

3 days ago
Algonquians on the Ipswich River

Along with the Ipswich Historical Society and the Ascension Memorial Church, we will be co-hosting two presentations by Mary Ellen Lepionka on the history of the Ipswich River. The first ... See more