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Historic Northampton

46 Bridge St., Northampton, MA
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Northampton
Type: Historic Sites
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you want to learn about the social history of Northampton, this is the place. Some famous people, some you never heard of, but all integrated into the real history of the city, from the time of the earliest English settlements until just yesterday.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

They are trying to make this college town into "paradise city " The rehabbed old buildings are amazing Exceptional among them Is Silversmith Designs . But a lot of Street people begging or promoting causes. Nice hand made items at Thornes . All on Main Street

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Utica, New York
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235 reviews 235 reviews
53 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice atmosphere in a college town. Lots of good food choices -- cafes, restaurants, bakeries. Nice book stores. Fun bars (especially enjoyed the Tunnel). Not many places where you can get great tapas, sushi, and pastries all in a town where it's easy to walk & see the entire scene. Great place to have a couple days fun.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I don't particularly think of Northampton as "historic" because it is always lively, always changing and evolving in a very pleasing and unpretentious way despite its obvious prosperity. The downtown business district is completely walkable. Main Street is flat and lined with tempting shops and restaurants. The side streets offer some real treasures as well but may be too hilly... More

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New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The combination of Smith College, great restaurants, and it's quirky vibe make Northampton a town to visit. You can comfortably walk around town and take in the art stores and old architecture. If people watching is your thing, you'll enjoy sitting in one of the sidewalk restaurants and taking in the local scene. If you feel like a bike ride,... More

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Whiting, Maine, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It is always a fun time visiting Northampton. I love the mixture of architecture styles of the older homes. The downtown is nice, as well as manageable, with lots of nice shops, and eateries. It is so refreshing that there are no chain stores in Northampton! Thank you to whoever is responsible for that! Northampton is a town which encourages... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Northampton, or NoHo as many locals call it, is a great little town with lots of shops and restaurants and a cute main street. You will find many local stores with unique clothes and crafts. It's very refreshing.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Good shopping, food and drink!! Nice boutiques and shoppes. Fast-food and franchise restaurants too!!

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Andover, New Hampshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Northampton is a wonderful town rich in history and offers lots of great shops and restaurants. Been visiting Northampton for many years and while some things have changed for the most part it remains a place we truly enjoy visiting at least once a year. People watching is fun, the walking is easy and the Hotel Northampton is a fine... More

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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80 reviews 80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Visited hysteric Northampton last week--a two hour drive each way only to find parking difficult and almost everywhere metered for a max of 1 hour. So in order to "see the town", shop and have lunch, one would have to change parking spots 3 times. Our meter ran over and we were ticketed: $15. Not a happy experience for a... More

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