We are pleased to announce that we are opening for in-person, guided tours beginning Saturday, May 29. After Memorial Day weekend, tours will be held from 10am-4pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until the Fall. Click for more information.

Upcoming event

Wednesday Evening Lecture

Wednesday Evening Lecture

Date: June 16, 2021Time: @ 5:30 pm- @ 7:00 pm Venue: at Ipswich Museum Price: Free

Wednesday Evening “Sleeping in the 17th Century” Reception 5:30-7pm (no lecture). Join us at the Whipple House parlor for the unveiling of a historically accurate 17th century bed (by Jon

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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.