The National Trust for Historic Preservation defines heritage tourism as “traveling to experience the places that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present.”
The historic neighborhoods of Ipswich, Massachusetts offer well-preserved streetscapes of First Period, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian homes. This 1.2 mile walking tour of historic Ipswich is led by town historian Gordon Harris, who tells the stories of the town’s historic houses and the people who lived in them. This tour visits the Meeting House Green and East End Historic Districts, and takes up to 1.5 hours.
Tour starts at the small garden across the street from the Ipswich Public Library, 25 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA, 01938