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Newbury, MA

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South of the Merrimack River lies Newbury, MA, an appealing suburban town in Essex County. Much of the town consists of scenic walkable marshes and includes the village of Byfield, and part of Plum Island. Newbury is also noted for its fine antique shops and historical architecture.

Founded:
1635

Population:
7,079

City Website:
https://www.townofnewbury.org/

Did You Know?
The railroad entered Newbury, MA in 1850, helping to turn the town into a Victorian coastal resort.

Farms & Wildlife

Visitors to Newbury will want to stop by the Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm, a National Historic Landmark. The farm’s activities are perfect for all ages and include farm tours and outdoor events.

Historic Sites

If you are interested in visiting historical sites in Massachusetts, look no further than Newbury. The town features many historical homes that let you step back into history, including the Coffin House and the Swett-Ilsley House.

Getting Here

Driving From Boston: Follow I-93 N and I-95 N to Central St in Newbury. Take exit 81 from I-95 N. Take Orchard St and Middle Rd to Kents Island Rd. (source: google maps)

MBTA: Take the Newburyport/Rockport Line to the Newburyport stop.