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


2 days ago
Ipswich ReCreation

Saturday, December 16, 2017
2-4pm, Make & Take Evergreen Wreath
Celebrate the Solstice
Walk the Winter Labyrinth
On the green till New Year
36 South Main Street, Ipswich Visitor Center & ... See more

1 week ago
Ipswich ReCreation

Saturday, December 16, 2017
2-4pm, Make & Take Evergreen Wreath
Celebrate the Solstice
Walk the Winter Labyrinth
On the green till New Year
36 South Main Street, Ipswich Visitor Center & ... See more