The Ipswich Visitor Center, 36 S. Main St.

Ipswich Visitor Center
The Ipswich Visitor Center is a wonderful source of information for newcomers, and a destination for people seeking genealogical information and looking for the homes or gravesites of their ancestors.
Hall-Haskell Gallery
View the current showings at the Hall-Haskell House art gallery

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, and a self-guided audio tour. The Ipswich Visitor Center is staffed entirely by friendly and well-informed volunteers.

Volunteering at the Ipswich Visitor’s Center is one of the most rewarding things I do. The people who come in are so grateful for the information and insight that we give them. We who travel know how valuable little tips and recommendations can be. I have met people from all over the world [not in the last year] but helping visitors  from nearby is fun too.  And, if your shift isn’t busy, you get to enjoy reading a book!”  –Sheila Bodwell

Ipswich Visitor Center
36 South Main Street,
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938
(978) 356-8540

Much appreciation goes to the 2021 weekly volunteers: Carrie Adams, Catherine Armstrong, Sheila Bodwell, Judy Branch, Laura Cuniff, Louise Cynkus, Susan De Marle, Ruth Edmonds, Nancy Fuller, Judy Gardner, Sandi Jackson, Beth Jerrett, Anna Kjoss, Prudy Markos, Bernie Nikitas, Jane Rathe, Susan Russell, Sharon Schnepel, Millie Taffee, Diane Tedford and Patsy Valcour.

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  • Weekends in May
  • Seven Days a week in Season, Memorial Day through October,
  • Closed: November – April

Take a virtual walk inside the Ipswich Visitor Center!

Walking tours of historic Ipswich are led by the Town Historian throughout the warmer months, starting from the Ipswich Visitor Center and Meeting House Green. Reserve or request a tour by sending an email to: or text Gordon Harris (978) 979-6598. Please leave your email address and the date you are requesting.

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The historic neighborhoods of Meeting House Green, High Street, the East End, and the South Green offer well-preserved streetscapes of 17th to 20th century homes.

The Ipswich Visitor Center is supported by


Open spaces and outdoor recreation