We are open for in-person, guided tours from 10am-4pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until the Fall. Click for more information.

John Fiske Memorial Fund

In loving memory of our departed friend and colleague, the John Fiske Memorial Fund has been established for the preservation of the collections at the Capt. John Whipple House. Since moving to Ipswich in 2008, John has been an advocate for the preservation of historic properties in town and in recent years was instrumental in acquiring a historically accurate replica of Whipple’s 17th century bed and bed hangings, which are now part of the permanent display at the museum.  Click here to read more about John’s life and his accomplishments.

To make a donation to the John Fiske Memorial Fund, please visit our store, or send a check payable to the Ipswich Museum.


Upcoming event

Classes & Workshops

Our summer session of Dow Arts Classes is now live! 

For a list of current offerings please follow link below.


Free Audio Guide

The grounds of the Ipswich Museum are open to visitors everyday. You may now take a free audio tour by downloading the PocketSights app to your device and turning on location services, or searching “Ipswich Museum.” While on site you can add comments or upload your own photos to the tour. You can also tour remotely from the comfort of your home with the virtual features. 

Historic Properties

The Ipswich Museum oversees three historical homes: The Whipple House (1677), The Heard House (1795-1800), and the Alexander Knight House. We offer guided tours on a seasonal basis.