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Ipswich Museum

Activity Overview

The Ipswich Museum is dedicated to the cultural, social, and architectural history of Ipswich, Massachusetts. Its impressive collections, which include furniture, artwork, porcelain, textiles, lace, antique weapons, photographs, and historic papers, are showcased within two historic properties: the 1800 Heard House and the 1677 Whipple House. If you're interested in learning about the town's fascinating history, it's well worth a visit.

Things to Do

  • View the museum's current exhibits, which generally feature items from their extensive collection of artifacts.
  • Explore the 1677 Whipple House, a historic and architectural landmark that contains displays of furnishings and decorative arts from the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Check out the large collection of artwork by prominent local artist Arthur Wesley Dow, including paintings, photographs, prints, and drawings.

Ipswich Museum Insider Tips

  • Make sure to spend some time walking through the beautiful gardens surrounding the houses, especially the Old Rose Gardens at the Whipple House.
  • Check out their calendar in order to learn about upcoming events such as art walks, lectures, and special tours.
  • Keep in mind that the museum is only open Thursday through Sunday from May through October when planning your visit.

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