Beverly Historical Society: Emerging from Salem's Shadow


Thu - Fri, Jun 1 to Aug 25, 9:30am - 4:00pm


John Cabot House and Visitor Center 117 Cabot St. Beverly, MA 01915

Beverly painting

After the tumultuous years of the second half of the 17th century, filled as they were with political upheaval, Indian wars, and culminating in the witchcraft crises of 1692, the new century must have seemed to local residents like entering a calm port. Although religion remained an important aspect of colonial life, the power of the church in civic life was on the wane.  Beverly’s economy remained focused on maritime trades and agriculture, but new trades emerged during the period.  Clockmakers, cabinet makers, silversmiths and other artisans created objects for an emerging well-to-do class. A spirit of change and possibility emerged in the 18th century, with profound consequences for our local community and America. Painting by Avis Thomas



Monday   Closed
Tuesday   9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday   1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday   9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday   9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday   9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday   Closed


$5.00 Adults; $4.00 Students/Seniors
Children under age 16 are FREE

Active-duty military and members of NEMA, AASLH and AAM receive free admission

EBT card holders are entitled to $2 adult admission ( up to 4 people)

Mass. Teachers Association (MTA) members are entitled to half-price admission