Our Houses


Balch House

Through combinations of 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 it was the first brick mansion built in Beverly.

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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.

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Visit Us

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

Historic Beverly has been preserving and caring for Beverly’s past since 1891 and the 1781 John Cabot House has been our headquarters since 1892, and is home to a collection of nearly a million objects and documents related to Beverly and the North Shore of Massachusetts

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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.

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From Revolution to Republic

The tumultuous 40 years between 1775 and 1815 included years of war, epidemics, sacrifice and suffering. But they also saw the excitement of the birth of the new nation, with new opportunities both in politics and business.

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Opening June 7: Ryal Side Pride

The rich history of the Ryal Side neighborhood dates back to 1753 when the area finally broke from Salem. The landscape encompasses Salters and Fosters Point along with Ober Park. The Ryal Side Pride exhibition will take you into the traditions and community-network of the neighborhood while exploring the past of this dynamic, community minded area of the city.

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Memberships


Please help us continue these important programs by becoming a member of the Society. Your support will make a significant difference.

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Ways to Give


History grows with time and preservation needs increase as well. Please help us continue these programs by making a donation to our Annual Appeal

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Upcoming Events


May 29, 2019

Witches and Bitches: The Badass Women of Beverly Walking Tour

Sweet little old lady?  Think again!  Looks can be deceiving. Beverly’s long history is chock full of women who stole...

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May 29, 2019

Spotlight Talk: Israel Thorndike Portrait

From rags to riches is the life story of Beverly-born Federalist tycoon, Israel Thorndike. Stop by for our spotlight talk...

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May 31, 2019

Spotlight Talk: Moses Brown Regimental Orders

Moses Brown was a successful Beverly merchant and captain in the Revolutionary War who engaged in several business ventures here...

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