Ipswich Museum

Ipswich Visitor Center temporarily relocates to the Ipswich Museum carriage barn

Structural issues were recently discovered in the Hall-Haskell house at 36 S. Main St., which serves as the Ipswich Visitor Center. Although we hope to reopen the building sometime this summer, the Ipswich Museum at 54 S. Main St. has graciously offered their Carriage Barn as a temporary location for visitors and volunteers, just in time for our annual opening at 10 am on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

The Ipswich Museum is across the Middle Green from the Ipswich Visitor Center. Parking is available at the Museum. You can also park at the Elm St. Parking Lot, which is between the two buildings.

Director Terri Stevens and President Stephanie Gaskins of the Museum set up the Carriage House for museum visitors at the start of the COVID epidemic. The building is a treasure trove of carriages, old tools and other historic artifacts that visitors will be able to view for free.

Ipswich Visitor Center
Longtime Ipswich Visitor Center volunteer Diane Tedford in the temporary space generously provided by the Ipswich Museum.

The Ipswich Museum’s awesome collection of horse-drawn carriages is displayed in the Carriage Barn. Photo courtesy of the Ipswich Local News.

While you are at the Visitor Center’s temporary location, we encourage you to take a guided tour of the Ipswich Museum’s Heard House as well as the First Period Whipple House, and the reproduction Alexander Knight House across the street.

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