Introduction to Rowley, Massachusetts
When the town of Rowley was incorporated in 1639, it included portions of the present day Bayfield, Georgetown, and Haverhill. Named after the East Riding of Yorkshire, Rowley, it was originally settled as a plantation by Reverend Ezekiel Rogers. The construction of fulling and grist mills caused the town to become popular for its cotton, hemp, and flax cloth.
Rowley and Nearby Attractions
- American Independence Museum
- Buckman Tavern
- Salisbury Beach State Reservation
- Brooks Estate
- Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Rowley
The American Independence Museum and the Custom House Maritime Museum showcase artifacts and memorabilia of historical importance. The John Greenleaf Whittier Home, and Hammond Castle are some of the historic sites near Rowley. The Salisbury Beach State Reservation and the Hampton Beach State Park offer opportunities for camping, fishing, and boating. The Georgetown Rowley State Forest, Willowdale State Forest, and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge are among other popular destinations in the Rowley area. Parks in the region include the Bradley Palmer State Park, and the Plum Island State Park. Fuller Gardens, and Stone Zoo are also close by.
Air transportation is available from the Logan International Airport.
Rowley Higher Education
Colleges close to Rowley include North Shore Community College, Salem State College, and Northern Essex Community College.