From the North

The Tap Brewing Company

The Tap Brewing Company has proudly produced award-winning ales and lagers in historic downtown Haverhill, MA since 2003. With a focus on quality and consistency, we serve American pub food and craft beer that offers something that everyone can enjoy.

All of our beer is produced in house. Large windows in the brewhouse allow you to view our beer being brewed before it is moved into a fermentation tank, some of which can be seen on the lower level.

Location

100 Washington St, Haverhill, MA 01832 978-374-1117
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6 TREASURES OF HAVERHILL

When you ask most people about the History of Haverhill they say that it used to be a hub for the shoe-making industry. Most people don’t know about all the other historical treasures hidden around one the biggest cities North of Boston.

  • Winnekenni Castle – 347 Kenoza Avenue
  • Tattersall Farm – 542 North Broadway
  • Haverhill Firefighting Museum – 75 Kenoza Avenue
  • Buttonwood Museum – 240 Water Street
  • John Greenleaf Whittier House – 305 Whittier Road
  • Dustin Garrison House – 665 Hilldale Ave.
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Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Learn about life on a farm over the centuries through hands-on activities. Pump water from the well outside the kitchen or sit in a horsehair-covered rocking chair and look through a stereo-viewer in the nineteenth-century parlor. Become an archaeologist as you piece artifacts together. Explore nature trails, and enjoy a picnic under ancient maple trees. The farm is open on a drop-in basis. Nature walks, family events, and lectures are held at the farm year-round. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm visitor center houses a museum gift shop offering books, gifts and local products. Also nearby are the 1678 Coffin House and the 1670 Swett-Ilsley House, also available for group tours and by appointment. Nearby the 1785 Rocky Hill Meeting House is available for weddings and functions and by appointment. Visit Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm: Open Thursday through Sunday, June 1 to October 15 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Grounds open sunrise to sunset, year round. Closed most major holidays.  Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm hosts Vintage Baseball May through October. Great group activity.

Location

5 Little's Lane, Newbury, MA 01951 (978) 462-2634
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Sea Level Oyster Bar Newburyport

Take a walk on the waterfront, do a little shopping and stop for lunch. Sea Level Oyster Bar Newburyport offers an unmatched selection of New England’s finest & freshest seafood.

Location

1 Market Square, Newburyport, MA (978) 462- 8862
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Joe’s Playland

Established over 90 years ago on Salisbury Beach, this family run entertainment complex takes pride in it’s safe, clean, well-lit environment in the heart of Salisbury Beach. Filled with state of the art and classic video games, as well as, a convenient snack bar and large redemption center, Joe’s Playland is the place to bring family and friends for hours of fun.

Location

15 Broadway, Salisbury, MA 01952 (978) 465-8311
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Salisbury Beach

Salisbury Beach extends from the mouth of the Merrimack River to the Massachusetts/ New Hampshire border. Unless you are renting a house or condominium in Salisbury the best access to the beach is via Salisbury Beach State Reservation. For a $14 (Ma Residents)/$16 parking fee you are provided with a parking space, access to restrooms, and a beach where there are lifeguards to protect you and your loved ones while you are swimming.

Location

State Reservation Road, Salisbury, MA 01952
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Western Avenue Studios

Home to the largest artists community on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. The 5 acre complex contains 3 brick mill buildings hosting 250 work only studios, 50 live/work lofts, many teaching artists, The Loading Dock Gallery – a cooperative artist run gallery, and The Onyx Room Performance Space, are also housed on premises.

Location

122 Western Ave., Lowell, MA 01851

Brush Art Gallery and Studios

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios is located in the Lowell National Historical Park across the courtyard from the Visitor Center. This dynamic and captivating place was originally founded by the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Brush presents museum quality exhibitions, educational programs, and has collaborated with many other nonprofit groups. Artists occupy studio spaces to interact with and educate the public on a weekly basis.

Location

256 Market St., Lowell, MA 01852

Whistler House Museum of Art

James McNeil Whistler’s birthplace (circa 1823) houses an exhibit of Whistler etchings and a permanent collection of 19th century New England artists.

Location

243 Worthen St., Lowell, MA 01852

New England Quilt Museum

The New England Quilt Museum, founded in 1987, is located in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts and is the only institute in the Northeast solely dedicated to the art and craft of quilting. It is the second-oldest quilt museum in the United States.

Location

18 Shattuck St., Lowell, MA 01852

Mill Girls & Immigrants Exhibit

What was life like outside the textile factories? Visit an 1830s Boott Mills boardinghouse to discover the personal stories of Lowell’s 19th- and 20th- century communities.

Location

40 French St., Lowell, MA 01852

Boot Cotton Mills Museum

Experience the roar of a 1920s weave room featuring operating looms! See cloth being made and explore interactive exhibits and video programs about mill work.

Location

115 John St, Lowell, MA 01852

Lowell National Historical Park

Discover the Continuing Revolution. Lowell’s water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation – including immigrant families and early female factory workers – into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly 200 years later, the changes that began here still reverberate in our shifting global economy. Explore Lowell, a living monument to the dynamic human story of the Industrial Revolution.

Location

246 Market St., Lowell, MA 01852

Museum of Printing

The Museum of Printing is dedicated to preserving the rich history of the graphic arts, printing and typesetting technology, and printing craftsmanship. In addition to many special collections and small exhibits, the Museum contains hundreds of antique printing, typesetting, and bindery machines, as well as a library of books and printing-related documents.

Location

15 Thornton Avenue Haverhill, Massachusetts 01832
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