Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

The ancient trees and clustered buildings of Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm convey a sense of great age and the passing of countless seasons of planting and harvest. When the house was built sometime during the last quarter of the 17th Century, it was intended to impress the visitor, and it still does today. It’s imposing size and unusual building materials, stone and brick, command respect and curiosity. Since 1986, the Farm has been the focus of continuing historical research, conservation and archaeological exploration. The unfurnished rooms reveal three centuries of construction techniques and late 20th century methods of building stabilization. Visitors to the 1690 Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm learn about life on the farm over the centuries, from the first occupants of the main house to the Lithuanian family that lived in the attached farmhouse for most of the twentieth century. The property is also the home to a group of farm animals through a partnership with the Massachusetts SPCA. Visit friendly farm animals or take a nature walk throughout the year. The Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm is a National Historic Landmark. Visit nearby Coffin House and Swett-Ilsley House.


5 Little's Lane Newbury, MA 1951

Driving Directions

Take I-95 to Route 113, Newburyport. Route 113 turns into Route 1A (High Road). Follow Route 1A for 3.7 miles. Turn left onto Little’s Lane.

Notes & Advisories


  • Farms & Orchards
  • Historic Resources
  • Museums


  • Appropriate for all ages
  • Parking Available
  • Restrooms Available