When the leaves are changing colors and the apples are ripe, it’s time to come to Amesbury, MA. Fall is a stunning time of year to visit New England, so why not book a stay in Amesbury and experience all the autumn fun just waiting for you?
Book the Best Stay
It can sometimes be hard to get a great hotel room during the busy summer months, but the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Amesbury is more than accommodating during the off-season. It has more than 102 vibrant, modern, fully renovated rooms of assorted sizes, so you’re sure to find something perfect for your group and budget.
Fall Farm Fun
Autumn is harvest season, and Cider Hill Farm is a must-visit to get the tastiest ciders, freshest produce, and simply celebrate the bounty of fall. You can feed the chickens and pet the goats, explore the orchards and corn walks, and chow down on cider donuts and other classic, seasonal goodies. It’s great for family time or a solo outing for the outdoorsy sort.
Museums and Historic Places
Fall is really one of the best times of the year to visit a museum, and Amesbury is a city full of history. Settled in 1645, it’s been the home of textile mills, the carriage industry, historic homes, hat companies, and more. If you love learning and history, Amesury should not be missed.
Amesbury Carriage Museum
Amesbury had the reputation for building some of the finest carriages in the world, and the Amesbury Carriage Museum tells that story, along with so many others. Set in Amesbury’s historic Upper Millyard in the Industrial History Center, you’ll see incredible collections that celebrate the city’s history and people. You’ll see classic sleighs, stately buggies, hat collections, and more. The museum is open mid-April through mid-December on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, or by appointment.
Mary Baker Eddy Historic House
The Mary Baker Eddy Historic House, also known as the Squire Babley House, was where the founder of Christian Science, stayed as a guest in 1868 and 1870. During your visit, learn about Mrs. Eddy’s first students, her visits to John Greenleaf Whittier, and her life in Amesbury by viewing original furnishings and Bagley family belongings displayed throughout the 18th-century house. The museum is open May through December, Thursdays through Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm.
A place that perfectly combines the beauty of nature with history is the Amesbury Millyard. The fall foliage perfectly compliments the historic New England mill buildings and scenic waterfall and river that runs alongside them. What was once a grist mill has been converted to a community amphitheater and park open to the public. It’s the perfect place to walk around and feel like you’ve stepped back in time on a beautiful autumn day.
There’s no reason to miss out on an unforgettable fall adventure in Amesbury. You’ll experience the best the city has to offer and enjoy a classic New England vacation.