Office of Arts, Tourism and Cultural Affairs

Newburyport Cultural District

Newburyport is a Massachusetts Cultural Council Designated Cultural District       

Welcome to Newburyport's dynamic community of artists, award-winning writers, performers and craftsmen and women.  Our thirteen art galleries, four museums, four theaters, four cultural centers and twelve performance spaces help in the creation of an energetic, vital streetscape for visitors and residents.  These vibrant venues co-exist within a preserved city of historic significance with an active harbor and a rewarding self-guided walking tour, which offers an exciting opportunity to observe the past as you view and participate in the cultural future of one of America's great heritage cities. 

About Newburyport

A small, coastal city located 35 miles northeast of Boston, Newburyport was settled in 1764 on the Merrimack River.  Our City is often cited by preservationists as an example of how to maintain a city's architecture and heritage, while still having it remain functional and livable.  Anchored by a vibrant historic waterfront, Newburyport offers highly functional urban designs, arts-oriented retail businesses and desirable public amenities.  Sustained by a stable local economy and propelled by active leadership and an engaged citizenry, Newburyport is well-positioned to offer you a memorable experience!

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Lois Honegger (978) 465-4413