Ipswich MA is known as America’s best-preserved Puritan town. With almost 60 houses that were constructed in part or in whole before 1720, Ipswich has more First Period homes than any other town in the country.

This 1.5 mile tour includes a sampling of First Period and other historic houses in three historic districts, Meeting House GreenHigh Street and the East End.

Historic houses in the Ipswich Heritage tour

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Location: Ipswich Public Library, 25 N Main St, Ipswich, MA 01938
Admission: free
Dates: Saturday July 21 and August 18, 2018, 10:am to 12:30 pm. Later dates may be scheduled.

10:00 am: Program begins at the Ipswich Public Library with a slide show and presentation by Ipswich Historical Commission chairman John Fiske.

10:45 am – 12:30 pm: Walking tour led by Town Historian Gordon Harris and members of the Ipswich Historical Commission.

12:30 pm: Return to Library for refreshments and conversation.

Reservations: Email historicipswich@gmail.com. Please leave your name and email address, and the date you wish to attend. Registration is limited to 40 persons at each of the programs. Please let us know if you plan to stay after the tour for refreshments.

While in Ipswich we suggest a visit the Ipswich Museum for a tour of the 1677 Whipple House, open from 10-4.

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