Historic Walking Tours of Ipswich

Gordon Harris, chairman of the Ipswich Historical Commission and editor of Historic Ipswich, the commission website, leads the Walking Tour of Historic Ipswich, a 1.5 hour guided walk with stops at historic sites. They visit the South Green, the East End, High Street and return on North Main Street through the Meetinghouse Green Historic District. You’ll hear stories about life in America‚ best-preserved Puritan town, View First and Second Period homes and other interesting architecture, and explore the unique geography of our town. It’s a fun way to get outdoors for some light exercise and step back in time to early Ipswich! Walking distance varies depending on the pace of each group. Please reserve in advance. Please check the Ipswich Visitor Center calendar to make sure the tour is available on the desired date. Call or text Gordon at (978) 979-6598. Use the email above to send an email – please include your cell phone number so they can contact you.


20 Union Street Ipswich, MA 01938 USA

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Notes & Advisories


  • Recreation & Tours
  • Walking & Hiking


  • Appropriate for all ages