Topsfield Historical Society

photo of the Gould Barn
1 Howlett Street
Topsfield, MA 01983

The Topsfield Historical Society is dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of Topsfield, Massachusetts. The society is also organized to preserve the historical artifacts of Topsfield history, in particular, the 1683 Parson Capen Historical House and the Gould Barn. The Topsfield Historical Society was incorporated in 1894 and has approximately 516 members in 22 states.  Our 300 year-old Captain Joseph Gould Barn seats 99 and is available for rental events.


  • Handicap Accessible


  • Weddings
  • Historic Resources

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Topsfield Historical Society
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead