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Review of Ipswich Museum

Ipswich Museum
Ranked #7 of 20 things to do in Ipswich
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: At the Ipswich Museum 400 years of history surround you at every turn. Our extensive collections of fine and decorative art celebrate the historical and architectural significance of Ipswich. The Ipswich Museum is located near the town center of Ipswich, Massachusetts - approximately 30 miles northeast of Boston. Ipswich was founded in 1633 and is well known for its early 17th century architecture - 58 homes built prior to 1725 are still in existence today. Our museum is anchored by two significant properties: the 1677 Whipple House and the 1800 Heard House. Both properties are filled with original architectural detail, furnishings, and artifacts that give visitors an intimate glimpse into the lives of early Ipswich residents. All museum properties and gardens are within walking distance of each other, as well as the charming shops, pubs and restaurants of downtown Ipswich. The town is surrounded by 33 square miles of natural beauty - rolling fields, forests, salt marshes, beaches, and estuaries - all worthy of further exploration and the perfect complement to your museum visit. The Museum is open for guided tours from May through October. In 2015, we will be open for tours from May 23 to October 11. Guided tours of the 1677 Whipple House, 1800 Heard House, and authentic reproduction 1657 Alexander Knight House are available Thursday-Saturday from 10AM-4PM and Sunday 1PM-4PM. The Museum's offices are open Tuesday-Thursday from 10AM-4PM.
Hampton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Perhaps being a native New Englander I may have expected so much more than I received in the way of information. Give it a try and let me know how you enjoyed your visit to the Museum.

Visited April 2014
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Salem, Ma
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

I love touring old homes. Admission includes a tour of the Whipple House, an example of a first period home. Ipswich is known for it's lace making past, and this home had samples of original lace and how it was made. There were old tools and home items. I also love the small reproduction of a house that shows what the first colonists lived in. It was smaller than my shed and a whole family would live in it. Very interesting.

Visited August 2014
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