Historic Ipswich Walking tour from the Ipswich Visitor Center

Historic houses on Water Street in Ipswich MA

Historic Ipswich Walking tour short and long versions

The short tour (in red) starts from the Public Library. The longer tour (in red) starts at the Ipswich Visitor Center.

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.

Walking tours of historic Ipswich are led from spring through fall by Ipswich Town Historian Gordon Harris, who tells the stories of the town’s historic houses and the people who lived in the them.

Start Location: This tour starts at the Ipswich Visitor Center, 36 South Main Street. View at Google Maps.

Time: 2:00 pm. (Tours start promptly on time)

Distance: 1.5 miles at a moderately active pace.

Charge: $10 per person. Please pay by cash or check at the beginning of the tour. Small children are free. To reserve or to schedule a special group tour email Gordon Harris at historicipswich@gmail.com or text (978) 979-6598. Please leave your name and the date of the tour you are interested in joining.

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The full Historic Ipswich tour starts at the Ipswich Visitor Center on South Main Street. A shorter and easier version starts in front of the Ipswich Public Library.

Lower Summer Street, Ipswich Ma Historic Ipswich Walking tour from the Ipswich Visitor Center - Join Ipswich Town Historian for a tour of the South Green, the East End, Meeting House Green, and the Ipswich River, sharing the stories of the town's historic houses and the people who lived in them.
Walking tour of Ipswich Meeting House Green Walking Tour of Meeting House Green and the East End - This shorter walking tour starts in front of the Ipswich Public Library and visits Meeting House Green, North Main, Summer Street, East St., and takes about 1 - 1.5 hrs.

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