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North of Boston/Merrimack Valley welcome guests to rest in the lap of history

As the home state of Plymouth Rock and several critical sites of the American Revolution, Massachusetts is arguably among the most historic places in the United States. Historic hotels and other historic lodgings are numerous in the North of Boston region of MA, including in Marblehead and Rockport. Many of these Colonial-era or 18th- and 19th-century hotels and inns boast period furnishings and owners who are more than happy to discuss the period with visitors. Most historic lodgings also are near locations of early gatherings and battles that helped form the United States. North of Boston region, including picturesque Cape Ann, is a place to go whale watching in Gloucester, visit museums of witchcraft in Salem, learn about New England’s seafaring past at the Peabody Essex Museum, enjoy art and beautiful harbor vistas in Marblehead and Rockport, see the history of the Industrial Revolution in Lowell, and dine on lobster and seafood at every stop.

1 Cathedral Avenue Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-6321 Toll-Free: 800-964-5550

Historic Oceanfront Inn & Cottages

The Emerson Inn by the Sea, Cape Ann’s only grand bed and breakfast hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is a lovely historic waterfront resort with amenities for the perfect vacation, conference or wedding. Appealing to everyone from romantic couples to families and corporate travelers, the inn offers 36 lovely guest rooms, fine dining in The Grand Cafe, and full-service function capabilities. Adjacent cottages reveal ocean view accommodations with amenities for families, small corporate groups or reunions. Following years of renovations, Emerson Inn by the Sea offers today’s vacationers and business travelers a respite with the quality and legacy of America’s finest philosopher.

58 Washington Street Marblehead, MA, 01945 Phone: 781-631-2186

Luxury and comfort in an historic setting!

The Harbor Light Inn, among the Ten Most Romantic Inns in America, is set in one of America’s Ten Most Beautiful Small Towns. Near the harbor district and the birthplace of the US Navy, the Inn is a composite of two Federalist mansions joined together. Luxurious rooms are equipped with private baths, DVD players and WIFI with fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and additional amenities available for your comfort and pleasure. An extensive continental breakfast buffet is included along with afternoon tea, coffee and cordials. The inn’s own popular Tavern serves fine wines, beers and cordials and local favorites like chowder, crab cakes, shrimp, and grilled panini. Within short walking distance, you’ll find shops, galleries, art organizations, museums and historic buildings and sites and a wide variety of casual and fine dining establishments.