Things to see and do - Newburyport
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Newburyport Travel guide
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This small city at the mouth of the Merrimack River was the home of a large fleet of merchant vessels in the 18C and 19C. The dignified Federal mansions built on High Street by sea captains, and the handsomely restored Market Square area, evoke Newburyport's heyday as a bustling shipbuilding port and trading center. Today the lively waterfront is the setting for outdoor concerts, and the launching point for whale watching trips and sightseeing cruises.
Tourist attractions Newburyport : Things to see and do
6 Plum Island Turnpike
The southern two-thirds of this island has been designated as a haven for waterfowl in the Atlantic Flyway. Opportunities for bird-watching abound (more than 350 species have been sighted), especially during the spring and fall migrations. The observ..
98 High Street
This brick house built c.1808 was home to three generations of the Cushing family. The dwelling's most famous occupant, Caleb Cushing, was the first US envoy to China in 1842. Furnishings that Cushing acquired in the Orient, are exhibited.
25 Water St.
Designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument in the nation's capital, this granite structure once welcomed mariners returning from long sea voyages. Today it contains the Museum of the Newburyport Maritime Society, featuring exhibit..