Coronavirus (COVID-19) Adjusted Business Services North of Boston

Back to Cities & Towns

Rowley, MA

Rowley is a quiet town nestled on the coast of Essex County, rich with antiques, historic homes, and picturesque farmlands, making Rowley a beautiful wedding destination. A fine example of North Shore Massachusetts small-town culture, dining, and antique shopping, Rowley is a lovely place to visit for both North Shore locals and Massachusetts visitors.

Founded:
1639

Population:
6,358

Town Website:
https://www.townofrowley.net/

Did You Know?
Built in 1642, Rowley is home to the first stone arch bridge in North America.

Accommodations

When it comes to rustic New England-inspired accommodations, look no further than Briar Barn Inn. Whether you seek a spa-weekend, a couple’s getaway, or the perfect New England wedding, Briar Barn Inn is an incredible place to stay in Rowley.

Farms & Wildlife

The Bradstreet Farm in Rowley is the second-oldest currently operating farm in the nation and is the perfect choice for couples seeing a beautiful rustic wedding ceremony and reception.

Restaurants

Briar Barn Inn’s Grove serves delicious and innovative regional New England cuisine, making it a must for places to eat in Rowley.

Shopping

Looking for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience? Salt Marsh Antiques features gift-giving treasures and antique shopping in a restored barn originally built in 1805, providing incredible shopping in Rowley.

Getting Here

MBTA: From North Station, take the Newburyport/Rockport Line all the way into Rowley Station.

From Rt. 95: Take route 95 to exit 54A and travel 3 miles until you cross over into Route 1 (133East) 1.5 miles, at the intersection of Rt.133 and 1A, take a left on 1A, into Rowley Center.