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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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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Along the Coast

Back for its third installment is our Community Art initiative with an exhibit titled Along the Beverly Coastline. This exhibit will embrace the community’s vision of the city’s beautiful coast as interpreted through artworks including paintings, drawings, pastels, and photographs from local artists both professional and hobbyists. Documenting the beauty and the wrath of Mother Nature, this exhibit will represent the visual interpretation of dozens of local artists. All works on view in the exhibit will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds from the sale graciously being donated via commission to Historic Beverly. On view through December 14, 2019

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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


December 5, 2019

Spotlight Tour: Polly Rantoul Sampler

Needlework isn’t all about threading and mending. Come and explore what samplers are and    how they were an integral...

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December 6, 2019

Spotlight Tour: Nathan Hale Fire Bucket

Have you ever been curious as to how a fire bucket was used? While now’s your chance! Come explore how...

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December 7, 2019

Holidays at Hale

Join us as we share the story of Hale House through 3 centuries of holiday history. From the days of...

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