Introduction to Newbury, Massachusetts
The first European settlers arrived in the Newbury area between April 1634 and July 1635. In 1635, Thomas Parker, along with a small group of settlers, came first to Ipswich, and then to Newbury. However, before the settlers could actually move from Ipswich to Newbury, a resolution was passed that the area, which was then known as Quascacunquen, was to be formed as a plantation and renamed as Newbury.
Newbury and nearby Attractions
- American Independence Museum
- Helen Hunt Jackson Home
- Bradley Palmer State Park
- Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
- Jeremiah Lee Mansion
Things To Do In Newbury
Local museums include the American Independence Museum, the Bartlett Museum and the Beverly Historical Society and Museum. The Helen Hunt Jackson Home and Jeremiah Lee Mansion have a large variety of historical artifacts on display. The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Pirates Fun Park are popular recreational spots among children and families.
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.
Newbury Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College, Salem State College and Merrimack College.