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You can best reach Ipswich by way of Boston’s Logan Airport. Also, Manchester NH has an airport about 75 mins.away. Check rates on both. A rental car is suggested should you want to see the area while you are here. The Doubletree Hotel has a shuttle to and from the property from the Peabody Logan Express bus stop. Busses run every hour from designated areas at each terminal at Logan. There is a fare of around $10pp.

There are many B&B’s in the area and several in Ipswich should you like to take advantage of staying in a colonial New England town. We have 55 First Period houses that you can see easily on a walk. The town was incorporated in 1634.

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Upon entering the farm, stay to the right at the fork and follow signs to the Farm Offices. Continue to the back-right of the property, where you will end at a historic white house, with a sign for the Farm Offices.  Park in the guest parking lot outside the house or along the road where signs are posted. We hope you enjoy our special day!

Accommodations

Doubletree by Hilton Boston North Shore 888-978-6498

50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923

Large hotel at the intersection of Rt. 95 and Rt. 1. About 25 minutes from the Farm. Only a small block of rooms held. Has a shuttle from the airport to the Peabody Logan express station that will take you from there to the hotel. The shuttle runs hourly from Logan to Peabody.

Ipswich Bed and Breakfast 978-356-2431

2 East Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

Right near the town center, 10 minutes from the Farm. Walk into town. In the historic district. Owned by friends of ours. Has a lovely deck and breakfast room.

Kaede B&B 978-356-8000

16 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

Another in town B&B. Even closer to the center but still a walk through the historic district. 10 mins from the Farm

Rogers and Brown House B&B 978-356-9600

83 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938

Small lovely home with an attached art studio. Between town and the Farm.

Briar Bear Inn 978-653-5323

101 Main Street, Rowley, MA 01969

New spa inn in the town just north of Ipswich. Wonderful bar and restaurant. 30 minutes and change to the Farm.

Various hotel chains string along Rt. 1 going North from Boston’s Logan Airport

If you have a loyalty program with any of the chain hotels, they are all on the highway as you head North from BOS. They will range from 30-45 minutes from the venue.

Airbnb or Vrbo, etc.

Check listings close to or in Ipswich:

Closest to venue:
Ipswich, Essex, Rowley, Hamilton, Wenham, Topsfield

A bit further out:
Rockport, Gloucester, Newburyport, Beverly, Manchester-By-The-Sea

Things To Do

Food

Food & Drink

Ithaki 978-356-0099

25 Hammatt Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

Greek restaurant, upscale, excellent food and drink. Reservations suggested.

The 1640 Hart House 978-356-1640

51 Linebrook Road, Ipswich, MA 01938

A wonderful tavern and restaurant a bit of a drive from town, although you could walk it if you stay in town! It has been a tavern since 1640!! Wonderful small rooms in the old part of the place as well as an open dining area and outside decks. Food is terrific and good drinks! Reservations suggested.

Spice Thai Kitchen 978-356-1828

15 Depot Square, Ipswich, MA 01938

Good Thai and Asian fusion food. They take reservations. In town location.

Zumi’s Coffee Shop 978-356-1988

40 Market Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

Great town center location. Very popular place to see friends. Good coffee and an offering of breakfast pasteries. In town location.

Jetties Bagels 978-356-4562

5 Depot Square, Ipswich, MA 01938

Make their own bagels and have other pastry and breakfast offerings as well as bagel sandwiches. In town location.

Heart and Soul Cafe 978-356-7685

O Central Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

Good breakfast and lunch location right on the corner downtown. Walkable from all the B&B’s.

The Choate Bridge Pub 978-356-2931

3 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

This is where folks gather to watch a game and sit at the bar or the high tops. Also has booth seating in the dining area. The BEST fried clams and lobster rolls in town. Walkable from the B&B’s. Only accepts CASH as payment. ATM on premises but, there is a bank across the street.

Riverview Pizza 978-356-0500

20 Estes Street , Ipswich, MA 01938

Family owned & LEGENDARY. Super casual. 70s booth style. Takeout available.

Clam Box 978-356-9707

246 High Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

World renowned. Featured in every magazine known to mankind. Fried clams to remember and talk about for the rest of your life.

CK Pearl

112 Main Street, Essex, MA 978-8

CK Pearl is family owned and operated. They offer an innovative and eclectic twist on classic New England Fare. Situated right on the Essex River, you'll find a captivating view of quintessential Essex MA from their dining room or deck. Award winning clam chowder or smoked BBQ ribs are Warner family faves.

Outdoor

Outdoor & Nature

Crane Beach and Castle Hill

290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938

About a 5 mile drive from town, down Argilla Road, where the Warner family lived for 40 years, is the most beautiful beach around. 6 miles of beach that belonged to the Crane family from Chicago. Think plumbing! The family summer home sits atop a hill overlooking the beach. The grounds of the Great House are worth a visit as is the house itself. The beach is a wonderful place to walk. There is a fee to enter.

The Historic Walk through Ipswich Starting at the Visitor Center Hall Haskell House

36 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

There are 75 first period houses in Ipswich, most along High Street, East Street and North Main Street. It’s a lovely walk and most of the houses have plaques designating the approximate date it was built and the original owner’s name. The Hall Haskell House Visitor’s Center has maps that will guide your walk and give you some information on the history of the town, incorporated in 1634. The Whipple House and The Heard House are museums and have visiting schedules. All located on the walk.