The museum is closed for the season and until further notice.

The grounds remain open to walkers year round, sunrise to sunset. Please observe social distancing and wear a mask. Visitors may access a self-guided audio tour of the grounds by downloading the “PocketSights” app to your device and searching for Ipswich Museum.  




The Ipswich Museum is located on Route 1A just outside of downtown Ipswich at:

54 South Main St.



Parking is available on the grounds of the main building, the 1800 Heard House. Additional parking is also available at the public parking lot between the 1800 Heard House and the Ipswich Visitor Center.


Administrative Office Hours:

The administrative offices are located at the rear of the main building, the 1800 Heard House. Office hours are:

Tuesday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 4 PM


Research and Genealogy Inquiries

Researchers should contact the Ipswich Museum’s office for an appointment by calling 978.356.2811, or by emailing Research and genealogy questions can be answered by appointment only! PLEASE CALL AHEAD. Genealogy inquiries are $20 per hour, minimum one hour.


Ipswich Museum | 54 South Main Street | Ipswich, MA 01938 | Tel: 978.356.2811 |


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