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Ipswich, MA

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If you are looking for a traditional New England experience, Ipswich, MA is the place to visit. In traditional New England fashion, Ipswich’s town center is surrounded by rural landscape and residential neighborhoods. Ipswich is approximately 33 square miles of rolling topography, forests, fields, farmland, marshes, dunes, and beaches. The rural setting provides for exceptional river and ocean views and extensive open space. There are many interesting things to do in Ipswich, such as visiting the beach, various craft breweries, farms and orchards, and of course, historic sites.

Founded:
1633

Population:
13,176

City Website:
https://www.ipswichma.gov/

Did You Know?
The town of Ipswich was founded by John Winthrop the Younger, son of Massachusetts Bay Colony founder, John Winthrop.

Beaches & Lighthouses

Visit the picturesque Crane Beach for a traditional, beautiful New England coastal experience.

Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries

If you’re looking for the local flavor, Ipswich has plenty of local craft beer and wine to taste. You can discover your favorite craft brews at Ipswich Ale Brewery and Russel Orchards. 

Farms & Wildlife

As a rural New England town, Ipswich features farms, orchards, and outdoor markets to visit to get the freshest produce and the quintessential New England farmland experience.

Historic Sites

Dating back to the 1600s, Ipswich offers visitors the chance to explore historic homes. Get a firsthand look at New England’s interesting past.  

Museums & Attractions

Visit the massive and famous Castle Hill on Crane Estate, taking in the estate’s incredible grounds overlooking the beautiful Crane Beach.

Outdoors & Recreation

There are many places to visit and take in the beautiful rolling landscapes in Ipswich, including the Crane Wildlife Refuge of the Crane Estate

Tours

Do you want to learn more about Ipswich? Take a tour filled with enlightening information about the local area and its history. 

Getting Here

Driving From Boston: Take I-93 North to Exit 28A onto I-95 North. Then, take Exit 70 to merge onto US-1 N. Follow US-1 N/Newburyport Turnpike, Ipswich Rd and Topsfield Rd to Washington St in Ipswich.

MBTA From Boston: Take the Newburyport/Rockport Line to the Ipswich station.