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HIstoric Beverly John Cabot House

117 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915-5108
+1 978-922-1186
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The Beverly Historical Society is a great place to work, very interesting historical stuff that... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Gabriel A
via mobile
A little love goes a long way!

I am amazed by the renovations! It is so wonderful to see such a gem shine so bright! The seats are... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Jamie E
Beverly, Massachusetts
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Built in 1781, the John Cabot House tells the stories of 18th century privateers and traders, Beverly's role in the American Revolution, and other important people and events in Beverly history. Decorative objects brought back from Asia by Beverly merchants; the papers of William Bartlett, George Washington’s naval agent; paintings by artists such as Gilbert Stuart, James Frothingham, Frank Benson, Luke Prince, Frederick Coffay Yohn and more than 500,000 images in various formats, such as prints, negatives, glass negatives, daguerreotypes, and film of people, places and events related to Beverly and the region are among the treasures held by Historic Beverly.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
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26 Jul 2016
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25 Apr 2016
“A little love goes a long way!”
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117 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915-5108
+1 978-922-1186
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The Beverly Historical Society is a great place to work, very interesting historical stuff that have to do with the beautiful city of Beverly

Thank Gabriel A
Sue G, Manager at HIstoric Beverly John Cabot House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Gabe, thanks so much! We love having you here, and appreciate your telling others about our wonderful collection.

Reviewed 25 April 2016

I am amazed by the renovations! It is so wonderful to see such a gem shine so bright! The seats are so much better and the interior looks great. I am so impressed!!!!

Thank Jamie E
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Small, inexpensive local museum with friendly staff. The building had been used for an early bank and they still have the scales, counter and vault. You get a real sense of what it was like to do banking centuries ago.

1  Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Visited museum with 2 relatives and had a wonderful tour by a docent. I've been here previously on my own but missed a lot. The building has had only 4 owners and is now owned by the historical society of Beverly. Lots of revolutionary war...More

Thank Rempt2
Reviewed 11 June 2015

The Beverly Historical Society, long an icon of dedicated local historians preserving and sharing memories, opened a delightful art show last evening. Photographer Lincoln Williams and sculptor Larry Brown shared their latest works. These included images from over 40 years of travel that reflects Steichen's...More

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Interesting exhibitions, informed staff, good reference library including maps. I was able to find a lot of material about a ship's captain whom I had been researching.

1  Thank Mummien-Frau
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I love visiting The Beverly Historical Society Museum on a trip I did there a few years ago from Australia. I happened to be born in Beverly and enjoy all that Beverly has to offer. I do miss living there. Such a charming city and...More

Thank Leoni34
Reviewed 2 December 2014

It's full of treasures from early Beverly. Lots of activities to enjoy tours of historic areas. Great presentations of historical figures at special gatherings. There's a train museum in the basement. Great for RR buffs.

Thank Fran R
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This was an interesting experience for me. My family is from this part of Massachusetts originally, but I did not expect to find many traces here--more an overall feel of what this town was like in the past. I was wrong. Turns out that my...More

1  Thank kgilbert78
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