Visitor Information

About Amesbury

The City of Amesbury has a long history of innovation, entrepreneurship and art. As you walk through our revitalized downtown, you'll see old mill buildings which used to house our textile-makers, iron workers and carriage builders. Now these buildings are home to restaurants, shops, residences, offices and artist studios.

Amesbury was incorporated in 1668, and our more than 350 years of history are showcased through our historic homes, museums and sites.

We welcome you visit us and see all that Amesbury has to offer. We are conveniently located at the junction of I-95 and I-495, at the border of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.lake gardner photo with boat

Parks & Recreation

We are very proud of our green space, our parks and our recreations areas in Amesbury. We have trails to explore, outdoor youth programming, beaches and boating. We also have a beautiful, paved Riverwalk for pedestrians and cyclists which runs from our downtown area through to Salisbury, Newburyport and beyond. Governor Baker has provided guidance about boat ramps across the Commonwealth during the COVID-19 outbreak, which you can read here.

Amesbury RiverwalkAmesbury Town Forest Trail MapAmesbury Youth Recreation
Battis Farm Conservation AreaCoastal Trails CoalitionDeer Island
Lake AttitashLake GardnerPowder House Conservation Area
Powow Conservation Area & TrailsPowow RiverWoodsom Farm

History & Culturelowells boat shop photo

Amesbury boasts many historic sites, homes and museums. Each tell part of the story of Amesbury's history - we welcome you to visit them all! Some sites are only open on special days or by appointment, please check their website before visiting. Below are links to explore these historical and cultural sites, as well as other resources for more information and events.

Alliance ParkAmesbury Carriage MuseumAmesbury Chamber of Commerce
Amesbury Cultural CouncilAmesbury Hat MuseumAmesbury Treasures
Bartlett MuseumCaptain's WellCarriage Hill
Friends (Quaker) Meeting HouseGeorge McNeill MemorialGolgotha Burial Ground
Josiah Bartlett StatueLowell's Boat ShopMacy Colby House
Mary Baker Eddy HousePatten's PondPowder House
Rocky Hill Meeting HouseSusanna Martin MemorialWhittier Home