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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


Online Exhibit

Balch Family History Through Time and Trash

Have you heard the expression, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure”?  This exhibit explores the 1998 excavation performed at the Balch House. Through items found during the dig, we can learn who was living on the premises, what they were using, when they were using it, and how they were obtaining it.

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Emerging from Salem's Shadow

After the tumultuous years of the second half of the 17th century, the new century must have seemed to local residents like entering a calm port.  A spirit of change and possibility emerged in the 18th century, with profound consequences for our local community and America. Painting by Avis Thomas

Current Exhibits

Online Exhibit

Set at Liberty

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 Beverly’s black population, long after they were freed from bondage.

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Ways to Give


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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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News You Can Use


Historic Beverly receives grant

from Mass Humanities for

Reading Frederick Douglass Together

RFDT grant award PR 24 May 2022