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Historic Northampton

46 Bridge St., Northampton, MA
413-584-6011
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Northampton
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Main street of Northampton has old stone buildings and churches, one story stores with varied things to sell from hippy gear, discounted goods, fancy dresses, etc. Thornes is interesting. Also has full complex of restaurants and murals on side street depicting history of Northampton.

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Northampton is a cute quirky town in western MA. The city center is chock full of shops and restaurants, and lots of pedestrian traffic, many of whom are college kids from the nearby schools, including Smith College which is just behind the downtown area. There are also a few attractions here as well such as an art museum, botanic garden... More

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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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Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
36 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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256 reviews 256 reviews
59 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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West Brattleboro, Vermont
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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