A Brief History of Beverly, Massachusetts
Coastal Byway Miles: 6.1 miles
Beverly was first settled in 1626 as part of Salem, Massachusetts. Since then, the seaside town has flourished into its own identity gaining quite a few nicknames – the Garden City, the Birthplace of America’s Navy, and the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. These monikers are fitting as Beverly was where the first ship commissioned for the US Navy was built and held the nation’s first cotton mill.
Exploring Beverly, MA From The Byway
Today, the small town retains its charm while offering big-city amenities. Here, visitors and residents can enjoy scenic beaches, parks, galleries, and historic sites. There are also many great local shops and restaurants. Most of these spots are located near the vibrant downtown area. The North Shore Music Theatre and Endicott College are also located in Beverly, MA.