The early residents of Ipswich were farmers, fishermen, shipbuilders, and traders. By the mid-1700s, stone bridges crisscrossed the Ipswich River, wharfs and storehouses lined its shore, and a salt works, tannery and ship building yard were in operation. Lace and stocking making developed as a home industry, but after the Ipswich Hosiery Mills were established in 1868, the town became the largest stocking maker in the country. Ipswich’s water-powered mill industries (including tanning, shoemaking and machine knitting) prospered during the Industrial Revolution. Today, the Town of Ipswich has more First Period (1625-1725) houses still standing and occupied than any other community in the country. Coastal Byway Miles: 5.8

Appleton Farms

219 County Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Bittersweet Farm

178 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

399 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Greenwood Farm and the Paine House

47 Jeffrey's Neck Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Hall-Haskell House – Ipswich Visitor Center

36 South Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Hamlin Reservation

199 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Heard House, Ipswich Museum

54 South Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Hood Pond

241-279 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Ipswich Arts Cooperative

59 South Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Ipswich First Period House and Streetscape Trail

1 South Village Green
Ipswich, MA 01938

Julia Bird Reservation

35R Waldingfield Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Marini Farm

259 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

McHugh’s Farm

439 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Russell Orchards Farm and Winery

143 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Scottoria-Mark Farm

42 Market Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Whipple House, Ipswich Museum

1 South Village Green
Ipswich, MA 01938

Willowdale State Forest

241-279 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Walking Tours of Historic Ipswich

20 Union Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Ipswich Trails

90 County Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Appleton Farms

219 County Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

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Bittersweet Farm

178 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

399 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

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Greenwood Farm and the Paine House

47 Jeffrey's Neck Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

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Hall-Haskell House – Ipswich Visitor Center

36 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

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Hamlin Reservation

Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA, 01983, US

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Heard House, Ipswich Museum

54 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

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Hood Pond

Linebrook Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

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Ipswich Arts Cooperative

59 S. Main Street, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

Ipswich First Period House and Streetscape Trail

1 South Village Green, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

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Julia Bird Reservation

Waldingfield Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

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Marini Farm

259 Linebrook Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

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McHugh’s Farm

439 Linebrook Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

Russell Orchards Farm and Winery

143 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

View Website

Scottoria-Mark Farm

42 Market Street, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

Whipple House, Ipswich Museum

1 South Village Green, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

View Website

Willowdale State Forest

Linebrook Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

View Website

Walking Tours of Historic Ipswich

20 Union Street, Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

View Website

Ipswich Trails

Ipswich, MA, 01938, US

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