Lowell's Boat Shop

Lowell's Boat Shop
459 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913

Built in 1793, Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest operating boat shop in America. It is located on the banks of the Merrimack River in Amesbury MA. This working museum continues to make wooden boats in the more than 200 year-old tradition of Lowell’s craftsmanship. It is on both the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. Visitors can view boat builders at work, schedule a guided tour, go rowing or view exhibits.

Driving Directions: 

I-95 to Exit 58B. Follow Rte 110W toward I-495/Amesbury, turn left on to Main St.


  • Family Friendly
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restroom


  • Swimming & Boating
  • Historic Resources
  • Partnership Grants
  • Museums
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