5 Little's Lane, Newbury, MA 01951
Health & Safety
Due to COVID-19, only the grounds of Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm are open to the public, daily from dawn to dusk. Please visit in a group no larger than ten, wear a face covering, and maintain at least six feet of distance from others. There is no charge to explore the landscape but we hope you will consider making a donation or becoming a member.
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 – Sunday, June 1 to October 15
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Grounds open sunrise to sunset, year round.
Closed most major holidays.
Free for Historic New England members. Become a member.
Location and directions
5 Little’s Lane
Newbury, Mass. 01951
Directions detail: Take I-95 to Route 113, Newburyport. Route 113 turns into Route 1A (High Road). Follow Route 1A for 3.7 miles. Turn left onto Little’s Lane.
Experience early New England at two seventeenth-century houses, each with its own unique story.
You must call at least two weeks in advance with the guaranteed number for your group. It is expected that the balance for that number will be paid prior to the beginning of the tour.
Bus drivers and tour leaders are welcome to a complimentary tour with the group.
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The Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm features a classroom in a renovated carriage barn with full facilities. An additional rough space is available with electricity only in a working barn.
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