John Cabot House - Beverly Visitor Center

Cabot House, Beverly
117 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Located at the southern entrance to the Beverly Arts District, the 1781 John Cabot House is a museum of Beverly history and the headquarters of Historic Beverly.  It was home to merchant ship-owner John Cabot from 1781 to 1802 and served as the first location for the Beverly Bank. The Cabot House museum features changing exhibits and a research library with 18th and 19th century manuscripts and genealogical materials, a nationally-known transportation collection, and thousands of images of Beverly throughout its history.


Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, 9:30 – 4, Wednesday, 1 – 9, Thursday, 9:30 – 9.


$5 adults, $4 seniors and students. Free to children under 16. The John Cabot House is a Blue Star Museum. Historic Beverly is a member of the EBT Card to Culture program. Members of HB, Essex Heritage Volunteers, members of NEMA, NARM, AASLH and AAM receive free admission. Mass. Teachers Association and National Railway Historical Society members receive ½ price admission.

Site Notes & Advisories: 

The John Cabot House is officially designated an Essex National Heritage Area Visitor Center. As such, in addition to giving information about the history of Beverly, it also provides general information about the Essex National Heritage Area. 


  • Family Friendly
  • Parking
  • Restroom
  • Self guided


  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Cultural Resources
  • Historic Resources
  • Early Settlement Trail
  • Libraries
  • Maritime Theme Trail
  • Museums
  • Shops
  • Visitor Centers

Property Owner/Organization: 

Historic Beverly
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead