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Historic Northampton Museum, Northampton

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Historic Northampton is a museum of local history in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts. Its collection of approximately 50,000 objects and three historic buildings is the repository of Northampton and Connecticut Valley history from the Pre-Contact era to the present. The museum maintains a permanent exhibit chronicling the rich history of Northampton in its main gallery and features changing exhibitions in its rotating exhibit space.

Historic Northampton constitutes a campus of three contiguous historic houses, all on their original sites. The grounds themselves are part of an original Northampton homelot, laid out in 1654.
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  • Great restaurants (Fitswilly's, Northampton Brewhouse, Luke's, East Side Grill, Spoleto's, Thai Garden to name a few), coffee shops galore, awesome downtown, and don't forget the ice cream at Herms......  more »
  • It is a small town, quiet, very friendly people. Many restaurants with good food and service. It has many universities around. Typical wooden house with ceilings of various waters, with some history. I liked us.
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  • Architectural treats include the courthouse, town hall, and the Academy of Music. Go on a Sunday to view the tiffany windows in the First Church. Attend a concert at the Calvin for a auditory treat. S...  more »