10 Things to do in Amesbury That You Shouldn't Miss

March 29, 2022 Diedre Savory

Amesbury is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, located on the left bank of the Merrimack River near its mouth, upstream from Salisbury and across the river from Newburyport and West Newbury. The population was 16,283 at the 2010 census. A former farming and mill town, Amesbury is today largely residential. It is one of the two northernmost towns in Massachusetts (the other being neighboring Salisbury).
Restaurants in Amesbury

1. Wolf Meadow Farm

Amesbury, MA 01913-1414 +1 978-201-1606 [email protected] http://www.wolfmeadowfarm.com/
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Wolf Meadow Farm

2. Lowell's Boat Shop

459 Main St, Amesbury, MA 01913-4207 +1 978-834-0050 [email protected] http://www.lowellsboatshop.com
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Lowell's Boat Shop

A NATIONAL LANDMARK & WORKING MUSEUM. Dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the art and craft of wooden boat building. We offer classes, exhibits, tours, repairs, boat building and more.Established in 1793, Lowell's Boat Shop is the oldest continuously operating boat shop in the United States and is cited as the birthplace of the legendary fishing dory. Lowell’s is the only remaining survivor of the area’s world-renowned dory manufacturing industry that produced in excess of a quarter of a million dories over a period of two centuries. Building more than 2000 boats in 1911, this business was one of the first in the Nation to employ a seminal form of assembly line manufacturing.With the founding of his company, Simeon Lowell made radical innovations to traditional boat design. Known for their efficiency, durability and sea worthiness, Lowell dories became the heart and soul of the Gloucester fishing fleet. In the waning days of the great fishing industry, recreational boaters turned to Lowell dories for the same qualities that attracted the fishermen. Rowing clubs, hunting camps, the Boy and Girl Scouts and the Lifesaving Service all sought Lowell dories and skiffs for their maritime experiences.Conveyed through seven generations of the Lowell family, Lowell’s Boat Shop was passed to the Odell family in the 1980’s and then to the Newburyport Maritime Society in the 1990’s. In 2006, Lowell’s was purchased by Lowell’s Maritime Foundation, an independent non-profit group with the mission of leading this National Landmark and Working Museum through its third century of wooden boat building.We urge you to Experience the Lowell Tradition by being a part of the continuing history of America’s oldest working boat shop.

Reviewed By wavedave2018 - Amesbury, United States

You can see the way boats were made in early America. Old tools and techniques are on display in an actual boat house from the period

3. Mary Baker Eddy Historic House

277 Main St, Amesbury, MA 01913-3716 +1 617-278-9000 [email protected] http://www.longyear.org
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Mary Baker Eddy Historic House

Observe life as it was for the Bagley family, with whom Mary Baker Eddy (the founder of Christian Science) stayed as a guest. Learn more about her first students, her visit to Amesbury resident John Greenleaf Whittier, and her life in Amesbury. Some original furnishings and Bagley family belongings are on display throughout this 18th-century home.Guided tours May 1-October 31 on specific dates (see our website for details). Also open by appointment. Museum shop. $5 suggested donation, children under 12 free.

4. Brewery Silvaticus

9 Water St, Amesbury, MA 01913-2936 +1 978-504-2337 [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/brewerysilvaticus/
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Brewery Silvaticus

Brewery Silvaticus is a small craft brewery focused on Rustic Ales and Fine Lagers. We are located in a historic mill building on the Powwow River in downtown Amesbury, M.A. The small but vibrant taproom features an outdoor beer garden with river views. Linger long with full pints, or take "crowlers" to go. There's small bites as well as rotating food trucks on Thursday and Saturday.

Reviewed By Sensei-03885 - Stratham, United States

Worth a visit - some of the best beer around North of Boston. Friendly folk,crafty brew all in the midst of thriving downtown Amesbury. Try the entire selection or for non-alcohol brew: freshly made lemonade.

5. Cider Hill Farm

45 Fern Ave, Amesbury, MA 01913-5606 +1 978-388-5525 http://www.ciderhill.com
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Cider Hill Farm

Reviewed By GreenIsKeen - Amesbury, United States

I am so lucky to have Cider Hill Farm in the town I live in - been going here since my kids were babies. We've done apple, peach, strawberry, and blueberry picking here. The cider donuts are the best I've ever had!

6. Main Street Congregational Church

145 Main St, Amesbury, MA 01913-2826 +1 978-388-0982 http://main-street-church.org/
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Main Street Congregational Church

7. New England Sports Park

12 S Hunt Rd, Amesbury, MA 01913-4404 +1 978-388-5788 [email protected] http://www.newenglandsportspark.com/
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New England Sports Park

The New England Sports Park is a place like no other. The park boasts the steepest and fastest snow tubing hill in New England and offers 6 lanes for snow tubing. There are currently 400 tubes that can be operated when the park is at full capacity. Two lifts service the hill - a conveyor belt lift that guests stand on and an old fashioned handle tow lift that allows riders to sit in their tube as they are pulled up to the top of the hill. Once at the top of the hill, guests are permitted to link up in groups and slide down together or ride solo. There is an onsite restaurant and bar (Crossbar Pub) which offers traditional pub fare including pizza, burgers, salads, appetizers, hot chocolate, cold beer and more. Looking for something fun to do with the kids during New Hampshire February school vacation week? The Amesbury Sports park has discounts and deals for winter fun! Military personnel get FREE snow tubing admissions with valid ID. The park features artificial turf fields which can be used for soccer, rugby, lacrosse, football, field hockey, and cricket. There is a full service function hall onsite. The private function room can accommodate up to 150 guests, or the entire facility itself can be rented for private outings. Relay races and obstacle course packages are available for team building outings, and snow tubing birthday party packages are offered for kids. Offsite catering is available to fit any budget.

8. Amesbury Playhouse

194 Main St, Amesbury, MA 01913-3609 +1 978-388-9444
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3.5 based on 4 reviews

The only true dinner theater in N.E. open year round. Great, affordable shows with delicious, full-service meals! Wonderful evening out! 100% handicapped accessible.

9. Lake Gardner

High Street, Amesbury, MA
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Lake Gardner

10. Essencia Spa Salon Boutique

61 Main St, Amesbury, MA 01913-2823 +1 978-388-4772 http://www.essencia-spa.com/
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