Newburyport has and long and rich history. Located on the south bank of the Merrimack River at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean, the area was originally inhabited by the Pawtucket Indians, later settled in the 1630?s by European immigrants who founded the city of Newbury. The small port of Newbury was quickly settled and became a fishing and trading settlement with the rest of Newbury turning to agricultural pursuits.
By 1764, the port was so prosperous and densely settled that it broke off form Newbury to become Newburyport. Maritime trade fueled the city?s economy sparking extraordinary building activity in the decades following the Revolution as seen by the large elegant Federal styles along High Street.
Today Newburyport draws visitors form around New England and the world, who flock year-round to this seaport rich in history and beauty.
Enjoy a walking tour, by yourself or with a guide, around this beautiful and historic seaport.