About IpswichIn 1633 Ipswich was settled by a group of 12 colonists, among them several “proper gentlemen” who developed the town into a cultural center. Clothing industries, including shoemaking, lacemaking and machine knitting, later became the town's economic base. Tourism and the digging and marketing of clams are now a major source of income.
Richard T. Crane Jr. Memorial Reservation, 6 miles east on Argilla Road, offers 4 miles of shoreline and beaches on Ipswich Bay. The old Crane residence, called Great House, is open for tours in summer.
Visitor Centers Ipswich Visitor Information Center 36 S. Main St. Ipswich, MA 01938. Phone:(978)356-8540
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