Lawrence, MA Tourist Attractions
Lawrence was settled in 1845 as a result of the large number of industries along the Merrimack River. Of note in the area is the Great Stone Dam, built in the mid 1800's. The city of Lawrence was also the residence of Robert Frost, where he published his first poem.
Andover is located just north of Boston. It is home to a number of high-technology firms, including Hewlett-Packard, Raytheon, Digital, and Gillette.
Robert S Peabody Museum of Archeology
The Robert S Peabody Museum in Andover features a major collection of exhibits on Native American cultures from the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Mexico and the Arctic. The timeline ranges from the Paleo Indian (12,500 years ago) to the present day. The museum serves as an educational resource for Phillips Academy and the community.
North Andover is located just north of Boston. The town split from Andover and was incorporated as it's own town in 1855.
Museum of Printing
The Museum of Printing preserves the history of graphic arts, letterpress, printing equipment, and printing craftsmanship. Exhibits include antique printing, typesetting, and bindery machines. The library of books and printing related documents are found on the ground floor. The world's only collection ofphototypesetting equipment is on display.
The Stevens-Coolidge Place is a Colonial revival style home that served as a summer home for John Gardner Coolidge and Helen Stevens Coolidge. Displays include items from the Coolidge's travels such as Chinese porcelain, American furniture, and European decorative arts.
Address: 137 Andover Street, North Andover, MA 01845-5243, United States
Useful tips: Photography is not permitted inside the house. Garden is open daily 8am to sunset and is most vibrant mid-June though September. House: Group tours are available seasonally, by appointment.
North Andover Historical Society Museums
The North Andover Historical Society operates two museums: Johnson Cottage, a 1789 home featuring New England furniture, pewter, tools, household items and local artifacts; and the Parson Barnard House, built in 1715, with furnished rooms, gardens and exhibits relating to community life.
Address: 153 Academy Road, North Andover, MA 01845-4037, United States
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $7.00, Senior $5.00, Child $5.00
Useful tips: Museum Gallery and Johnson Cottage: Wednesday afternoons 1-3 pm. Parson Barnard House: Open seasonally: Call for current hours. Combination tickets available.
Facilities: Gift shop
Haverhill is located north of Boston. The area provides a range of recreational opportunities including downhill skiing, two golf courses, lakes and water sports.
Haverhill Historical Society Buttonwoods Museum
Comprised of the 1710 John Ward House, the 1815 Duncan House, and the 1850 Daniel Hunkins' shoe shop the Haverhill Historical Society Buttonwoods Museum features a variety of historical artifacts. The museum's collection includes furniture, ceramics, glassware, quilts, dolls, toys, Native American artifacts, as well as shoes and shoemaking tools.
Amesbury is located in northeastern Massachusetts, near the New Hampshire border. The town was settled in 1645 along the Merrimack River.
Mary Baker Historical House
Mary Baker, founder of the Christian Science Church, was a visitor at this house during 1868 and again in 1870. Many of the furnishings remain as they were when Mary lived there.
Newburyport is located in the northeast corner of Massachusetts. It was founded on maritime trade and was once a major shipbuilding center. The United States Coast Guard was born in Newburyport.The town maintains many Federalist homes built in the 1800's, Lowell's Boat Shop and The Little Farm.
Cushing House Museum and Gardens
Cushing House is a Federalist home from the prosperous shipbuilding era. The rooms are filled with silver, furniture, portraits, clocks, needlework and other items from around New England, the Orient, and other foreign ports. The grounds around Cushing House are a 19th century and herb garden, a summer house and carriage house.
Address: 98 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950-3053, United States
Opening hours: Jun 1 to Oct 31: 10am-4pm; Sun: 12pm-4pm; Sat: 12pm-4pm; Closed: Mon
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $10.00, Senior $8.00, Students $2.00, Child 11 & under $2.00
Useful tips: Last tour begins at 3pm.
Custom House Maritime Museum
The Newburyport Custom House was built in 1835 in Classic Revival-style. On display are items related to maritime history, including art, maps, ship models, and historical artifacts.
Address: 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754, United States
Opening hours: May 15 to Dec 15: 10am-4pm; Sun: 12pm-4pm; Closed: Mon
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $7.00, Students $5.00, Senior over 60 $5.00, Child 5 & under FREE
Useful tips: Free admission for active military members.