What to do and see in Beverly, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 6, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Beverly in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Nature & Parks. Discover best things to do in Beverly with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Beverly

1. Fort Sewall

Front Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Fort Sewall

Reviewed By Paul T - Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States

Fort Sewall sits on a small cliff at the mouth of Marblehead Harbor, across the harbor from the famous Corinthian Yacht Club. During the Revolutionary War, this harbor was important since the American ships could attack the British and then take off for the safety of Marblehead Harbor. Once inside the harbor they were insulated from the British ships pursuing them. Then to add insult to injury, the cannons at Fort Sewall would shell His Majesty's fleet!

Today, the fort is intact with sleeping quarters from 250 years ago , and other paraphernalia from the era. The modern well known Glover's Regiment holds historical events there ( in full Revolutionary uniforms and weapons traditional to the era ( as well as performing at New England Patriots football games).

The fort is a beautiful serene place with park benched overlooking the harbor and the open Atlantic Ocean. I have lived in Marblehead since 1977 (200 years short of the war) and visit it regularly.

2. North Shore Music Theatre

62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA 01915-1863 +1 978-232-7200
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

North Shore Music Theatre

Reviewed By Donna D - Middleton, MA

Saw Evita here recently and wonder why the ticket prices are so high. $67 -$80 each for Beverly is silly and folks seem to think the same as there were many empty seats. The actors were good but not great. Evita herself seemed angry and lacked the essence of the character. The young woman who sang "Another Suitcase in Another Hall...where am I going to" stole the show and should have been Evita. The choreography for this show was just plain strange. And we didn't notice anyone of color in the cast -- very sad. The stage floor kept going up and down to change sets, leaving a gaping hole in the center when it did. Quite a distraction.

The owner encouraged you to donate to a booth in the lobby that sends people with cancer to see a show there. What a disgrace -- when there were so many empty seats. They could have easily filled the empty seats that night! We couldn't believe it when the owner mentioned Paul Anka was coming there and how much he was paying him. Lacked class. Will not be returning. Better experiences for a quarter of the price at local venues or through ArtsBoston or Goldstar elsewhere.

3. Phillips House

34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129 +1 978-744-0440
Excellent
81%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 108 reviews

Phillips House

Phillips House is the only home on historic Chestnut Street open to the public, and it provides a glimpse into the private world of the Phillips family during the early decades of the twentieth century. The kitchen, pantry, and a domestic staff bedroom, present a rarely seen picture of how the great houses functioned as new technologies were being introduced.

Reviewed By 105joel - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Our guide, Joan, was extremely passionate about the House and the families that lived there. We had a tour of two....just my bride and I. It was great...we asked many questions and Joan was so willing to respond....great artifacts....provides outstanding insights as to how the affluent lived in those days...if you like history and nistalgia....you should enjoy this site.

4. Lynch Park

55 Ober St, Beverly, MA 01915-4754
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Lynch Park

Reviewed By Megn2414 - Reading, Pennsylvania

This is a wonderful park. Clean and beautiful and very spacious. The views are outstanding! This park was within walking distance from our Airbnb for the weekend. It's a lovely spot to watch the sunrise and sunset :)

5. Salem Ferry

10 Blaney St, Salem, MA 01970-5603 +1 978-741-0220
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Salem Ferry

Reviewed By Michael F - El Cerrito, California

Sure -- you can take the boring train or bus (or, heavens, even drive) to Salem from Boston. But, isn't a nice water trip enticing. The catamaran leaves from the Long Wharf in Boston and drops you at the Salem Ferry terminal, about a 15 minutes walk from downtown (with signs to see on you way there). The catamaran is pleasant, with plenty of seats and tables indoors and outdoors, on two decks. There is a snack bar (with free ginger candies if the rolling seas get to you) and less than an hour after leaving you're in Salem. A nice bonus is a tourist narration of the sights in and history of Boston Harbor at the Boston end of the trip, and a similar narration about the area from Marblehead to Salem at the Salem end of the trip. The middle of the trip does take you on what can be somewhat rough waters (the remains of hurricane Maria were churning the seas when I went on the trip). But even though I am not a strong fan of water based transportation, I found it pleasant.

6. The Cabot

286 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915-4530 +1 978-927-3100
Excellent
65%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

The Cabot

Reviewed By StartSlowAndEaseOff - Boston

Saw the Wailers from the balcony and then Shawn Colvin frm the floor. Reasonable ticket prices and plenty of free parking. Sound mix was acceptable. The lobby is a mess with no room. The lobby area outside the balcony is better but drinks only, no food. The bathroom lines are long, long, long. I guess bladders were bigger back in the day when this was built.

7. Long Hill

572 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915-1530
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Long Hill

This former family retreat has been renowned for its gardens for almost a century.

Reviewed By Jay_the_Triathlete - Beverly, Massachusetts

This is a great spot for walking about, visiting the old homestead, and having a picnic. It also provides wonderful scenescapes for any type of photo: engagement, baby, family, etc.

8. Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970 +1 866-745-1876
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Peabody Essex Museum

Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of the region’s largest art museums. Explore the museum’s vast collections and changing exhibitions, ranging from modern art to photography to Asian art and culture. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens, and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, the only example of Chinese vernacular architecture on display in the United States.

Reviewed By 1979Traveler - Hanson, Massachusetts

Even though I went specifically for the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit, I did see the other exhibits that were there. I did not pay the extra $6 for the China house. Really...after paying $20 to get into the museum, I kind of felt like that should be included! But on the plus side, you could watch a video on the Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House and it explains the history behind it and how they dismantled it to bring it over here. The Visitor Map they handed out at the beginning I did not find to be user friendly. I found it very hard to read. So I did just wonder around and discovered the American Art room which had a Norman Rockwell hidden in a corner! The T.C Cannon exhibit is not to be missed, and the American Art and the Japanese Art were also good!

9. THE LARCOM THEATRE

13 Wallis St, Beverly, MA 01915-4419 +1 978-922-6313
Excellent
46%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

THE LARCOM THEATRE

Less than 24 miles from Boston, the fully restored Larcom Theatre is conveniently situated in downtown Beverly, MA -- 3 miles from Route 128 at 13 Wallis Street, with plenty of free parking (see map). This gracious showplace -- featuring spectacular acoustics -- was built in 1912 (the same year as Fenway Park) by Harris and Glover Ware, two brothers and former vaudeville musicians from Marblehead, MA. For their new theatre, which offered both stage and screen entertainment, they chose the birth site of one of America's most widely read nineteenth century poetesses, Lucy Larcom. The Larcom Theatre's grand opening advertised that its interior was lit completely by electricity. After seven years of wowing audiences with his turn-of-the-last-century-style stage magic production at the 1920 Cabot Street Cinema Theatre (just 4 blocks away), Cesareo Pelaez, the founder of the Le Grand David stage magic ensemble, led the purchase of the Larcom in 1984 and immediately set to work restoring its pristine beauty. The Beverly Historical Society recognized Cesareo with an award for the integrity and authenticity of his restoration. When Cesareo finished his work there, the Larcom's elegant horseshoe balcony, hand-painted antique pressed tin ceilings and original silk wall coverings once again took you back in time to an age when American life moved more slowly and more deliberately. Beginning with gimmeLIVE's sold-out 2013 Mardi Gras concert, the Larcom Theatre was filled with music for the first time since the days of Vaudeville. In 2014, gimmeLIVE installed a state-of-the-art sound system featuring Meyer line arrays and subs, which is used for all concerts presented by gimmeLIVE. Today, the Larcom Theatre offers concerts, theatrical productions and comedy presented by gimmeLIVE and Spectacle Management.

Reviewed By Callier567 - Beverly, Massachusetts

Located around corner from The Cabot Theater, this theater features various artists and comedy acts..(Downtown Beverly offers tremendous shows and restaurants, few minutes from the train at Beverly Depot Station..)..Get connected to the entertainment reviews in downtown Beverly, one never knows who is intern next...

10. The House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5640 +1 978-744-0991
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

The House of the Seven Gables

Discover The House of the Seven Gables. Built in 1668, this National Historic Landmark is a treasure of American history. Professional guides welcome guests year round for a remarkable journey that explores Salem's maritime history, architecture, the famous hidden staircase, and the literary legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Adding to the site's charm are spectacular three-season colonial revival gardens, and our unique museum store. Please visit our website for current hours and information.

Reviewed By Matt C

Terry was an amazing tour guide and our family loved the experience! The secret stairway was the best part of any historical tour I have ever been onThank you for taking the time to rate your visit. We're happy you had a great time experiencing the Secret Staircase and that Terri took good care of you! We'll be sure to pass along your kind words.

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