Upcoming Events


September 10, 2022

Conant Street Walking Tour

Conant Street is rich in history with the Conant Street Burial Ground, the North Meeting House and dozens of homes...

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September 24, 2022

United Shoe Walking Tour Part 2

This tour of the Cummings Center and the history of the United Shoe Machinery Company picks up where our first...

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August 31, 2022

Broadway Walking Tour

What is Beverly’s Broadway, and who lived there? Headed by Odd Fellows Hall at Cabot Street and sloping down to...

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Historic Beverly’s mission is to share Beverly’s history with everyone through our collections which encompass 3 houses, 5 centuries and 1000s of stories.

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Our Houses


Balch House

Through luck and foresight, the Balch House has survived while the hundreds of homes from the same era have fallen to progress or decay.

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Cabot House

The John Cabot House is a Georgian style mansion built in 1781 during the Revolutionary War, and the home to an important ship owner.

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Hale Farm

John Hale was born in Charlestown, MA in 1636 and came to Beverly to preach when it was still known as the “Bass River Side” of Salem. The property mirrors the evolution of the community of Beverly.

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Current Exhibits


Beverly's Lynch Park

A Park for the Ages:

The 2022 summer exhibit at the Cabot House is “A Park for the Ages: Beverly’s Lynch Park” based on the 2017 Historic Beverly publication of the same title. This exhibit is chock full of photographs, maps, and objects that tell the story of this little gem of a park that all of us have come to know and love.

Current Exhibits

Emerging from Salem's Shadow

After the tumultuous years of the second half of the 17th century, filled as they were with political upheaval, Indian wars, and culminating in the witchcraft crises of 1692, the new century must have seemed to local residents like entering a calm port.Although religion remained an important aspect of colonial life, the power of the church in civic life was on the wane. Beverly’s economy remained focused on maritime trades and agriculture, but new trades emerged during the period. Clockmakers, cabinet makers, silversmiths and other artisans created objects for an emerging well-to-do class. A spirit of change and possibility emerged in the 18th century, with profound consequences for our local community and America. Painting by Avis Thomas

Ongoing at the Cabot House


Online Exhibit

Set at Liberty

Stories of Beverly’s black population can be found at Historic Beverly. These are stories of citizens, black and white, battling against the unjust system of slavery; of enslaved men fighting for freedom for our nation, though not free themselves; of a woman using the law to emancipate her family; and of the racism that affected the lives of Beverly’s black population, long after they were freed from bondage.

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History grows with time and preservation needs increase as well. Please help us continue these important programs with a gift to the Fund for Beverly History. Your support will make a significant difference.

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Adopt an Artifact

This program provides an opportunity to our generous supporters – individuals, families, organizations and businesses –to support important and necessary conservation work through tax-deductible donations.

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Planned Giving

There are a number of giving options that allow donors to fulfill their philanthropic goals while contributing to the richness of Historic Beverly’s collections and its financial stability.

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Historic Beverly receives grant

from Mass Humanities for

Reading Frederick Douglass Together

RFDT grant award PR 24 May 2022