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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The Story of the Revolution

Drawn entirely from the Historic Beverly collection, “The Story of the Revolution” in Beverly brings together the first edition of Lodge’s book and two dozen of the original paintings that were commissioned for the publication.

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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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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


January 25, 2020

Ellis Square Virtual Walking Tour

Join us for this virtual walking tour that explores Ellis Square from the comfort of the Cabot House. This tour...

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February 4, 2020

Cummings Center Walking Tour II

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

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February 7, 2020

First Friday: Behind the Scenes of “Set at Liberty”

Our monthly lunch talk will highlight our online exhibit Set at Liberty which examines the history of enslaved people in...

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