Hall-Haskell House - Ipswich Visitor Center

photo of Hall Haskell House
36 South Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-8540

Located in the center of Ipswich, the Hall Haskell House is officially designated an Essex National Heritage Area Visitor Center. It provides information on Ipswich and also on the towns of Essex, Hamilton, Wenham, Topsfield, and Boxford, as well as general information about the Essex National Heritage Area. Settled in 1633, Ipswich earned the nickname of the "Birthplace of American Independence" because they protested British tax policies as early as 1687, nearly a century before the Revolutionary War. Ipswich has more first period homes (1625-1725) than any other community in the country, was the first lace-making town in America, and is home of the famous and original Ipswich Clam.

Hours: 

May: Weekends 9am to 5pm; June to October: every day 9am to 5pm; Summer Fridays: 9am to 7pm; Closed November to April

Driving Directions: 

From Boston/Points South: Take 95N to exit 50, Rte. 1N (Topsfield) Follow Rte. 1N for approximately 4.4 miles (past Topsfield Fairgrounds) Turn right at second traffic light after Fairgrounds, Ipswich Road. Approximately 5 miles to Ipswich center. From Maine/Points North: Rte. 95S to exit 54, Rte. 133E Cross Rte. 1 Turn right and follow to Ipswich center. From New York/Points West: Mass Pike East to Rte. 128/95N, to exit 50, Rte. 1N See above directions from Rte. 1 Topsfield in "Boston/Points South."

Site Notes & Advisories: 

The Hall Haskell House is officially designated an Essex National Heritage Area Visitor Center. It provides information on Ipswich and also on the towns of Essex, Hamilton, Wenham, Topsfield, and Boxford, as well as general information about the Essex National Heritage Area.

Flags: 

  • Family Friendly
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Parking
  • Restroom

Categories: 

  • Historic Resources
  • Visitor Centers

Property Owner/Organization: 

Town of Ipswich
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead