Newburyport, Massachusetts

Photo Credit: Massachusetts Office Of Travel & Tourism

A Brief History of Newburyport, MA

Coastal Byway Miles: 5.2 Miles

Newburyport, MA first settled in 1635 as part of Newbury, MA. The commercial area of Newbury split off in 1764 to form Newburyport. The city was a center for privateers during the American Revolution. After the war, Newburyport also became a center for abolitionists and the birthplace of William Lloyd Garrison. Situated near the mouth of the Merrimack River, Newburyport was a fishing, shipbuilding and shipping center.

Exploring Newburyport From The Byway

Today, Newburyport is a vibrant area along the Merrimack River situated near the Salisbury Beach Jetty. Here, visitors can enjoy delicious dining, nightlife, art galleries, and specialty shops. History lovers will adore the downtown area for its historic b&bs and federalist buildings built by wealthy clipper ship owners and whalers in the 19th century.

Arrowhead Farm

Old Ferry Rd , Newburyport, MA 1950

Atkinson Common

390 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA

Clipper City Rail Trail

City Hall , Newburyport, MA 1950

Cushing House Museum & Garden

98 High Street , Newburyport, MA 1950

Custom House Maritime Museum - Newburyport Heritage Center

25 Water Street , Newburyport, MA 1950

Firehouse Center for the Arts

1 Market Square , Newburyport, MA 1950

Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

1 Plum Island Turnpike P.O. Box 1558, Newburyport, MA 1950

Little River Trail System

95 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA

Market Square Historic District

Market Square , Newburyport, MA 1950

Maudslay State Park

74 Curzon Mill Road , Newburyport, MA 1950

Newburyport Art Association

65 Water Street , Newburyport, MA 1950

Newburyport Cultural District

, Newburyport, MA 1950

Newburyport Powder House

PO Box 184 , Newburyport, MA 1950

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (PRNWR)

6 Plum Island Turnpike , Newburyport, MA 1950

Plum Island

60 Pleasant Street , Newburyport, MA 1950

Plum Island Light (Newburyport Harbor Light 1788)

Harbor Street , Newburyport, MA 1950

Woodman Farm

26 Jackman Street , Newburyport, MA 1950