Newburyporteans love to honor the past.
With history dating back to the 1600’s, Newburyport was notorious for shipping and shipbuilding. Now, thanks to our devoted preservationists and historians, Newburyport museums, historic tours, monuments and festivals allow us to learn and respect our town’s past.Many of landmarks have even become national attractions, including the Custom Maritime Museum. The Newburyport Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Or did you know the first flying field in New England was on the sand dunes and marshes of Plum Island Beach? Well, it was!