Due to Covid-19, for the 2020 Tour Season, the grounds are open for self guided tours during daylight hours.

The carriage barn will be open and tour guides will be available to answer questions starting July 24th on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm. $10 donation appreciated. Please check back for updates as hours are subject to change.

Masks and social distancing required.

All lectures and special exhibits for the rest of 2020 are either cancelled or postponed. Please check back for further updates. 

The Ipswich Museum’s last day of tours for the 2019 season is on Sunday, October 27th, 1:00-4:00.   Please check the Museum calendar for lectures, education programs, exhibits, and other activities.

Seasonal Tour Hours: 

Thursdays 10am to 4pm

Fridays 10am to 4pm

Saturdays 10am to 4pm

Sundays 1pm to 4pm

Please note: During the season, the museum is closed to visitors Monday-Wednesday. Please call ahead to schedule group tours. 


-$15 for tour of three houses

-$10 for tour of one house

-half price admission for students 13 to 17

-FREE for children under 13



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

54 South Main St.

Ipswich Museum map

Get directions and maps to the Ipswich Museum.



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:

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