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John Cabot House

John Cabot House

The John Cabot House is a Georgian-style mansion built in 1781 during the Revolutionary War; it was the first brick mansion built in Beverly. The wealth of the Cabot family is reflected in the architecture of the house, the beautifully carved paneling, and decorations such as the Dutch tiles surrounding the fireplace. It would have been furnished with elegant furniture and decorative objects from around the world; a showplace to emphasize the success of John Cabot.

The Beverly Bank was founded here in 1802, and conducted business in this building until it moved to another building on Cabot Street in 1868.  The property was willed to the historical society in 1892 by then owner Edward Burley.  It now serves as a museum of Beverly history, a research center, and a regional visitor center.


John Cabot House

117 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915


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Both municipal lot and street parking available. Close to Beverly Depot on the commuter rail.


Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday: 9:30 -4

Wednesday, 1 – 9


General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 16. Guided tours are available for $8.

Admission is free for Historic Beverly members, Active-duty military, Blue Star families,  and members of Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), NEMA, NARM, AASLH and AAM.  Appropriate identification should be presented.

National Railway Historical Society members are entitled to half-price admission.

Historic Beverly is a member of the EBT Card to Culture program. We offer discounted admission to EBT card holders of $2 adult admission (up to 4 per visit).   Historic Beverly does not process EBT transactions; cash or other payment must be provided for admission.

Program fees may be additional


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