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Abbott Hall

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The town's Victorian-era municipal building, built in 1876, displays Archibald Willard's painting The Spirit of '76. Many visitors,...

Adams National Historic Park

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Take a guided tour of the birthplace and homes of Presidents John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams, as well as "Peace field," the...

Battle Green

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It was on this 2-acre triangle of land, on April 19, 1775, that the first confrontation between British soldiers, who were marching from...

Buckman Tavern

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While waiting for the arrival of the British on the morning of April 19, 1775, the Minutemen gathered at this 1690 tavern. A half-hour...

Cape Ann Museum

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The recently renovated Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history, and culture of Cape Ann. The museum’s collections include fine...

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

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This 59-room Stuart-style mansion, built in 1927 for Richard Crane—of the Crane plumbing company—and his family, is part of the Crane...

Concord Museum

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The original contents of Emerson's private study, as well as the world's largest collection of Thoreau artifacts, reside in this 1930...

Crane Beach

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Crane Beach, one of New England's most beautiful beaches, is a sandy, 4-mile-long stretch backed by dunes and a nature trail. Public...

Custom House Maritime Museum

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Built in 1835 in Greek Revival style, this museum contains exhibits on maritime history, ship models, tools, and paintings. ...

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

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At what is still an active shipyard, this museum chronicles over 300 years of wooden shipbuilding. Essex launched approximately 400 vessels...


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