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Historic Northampton

Address: 46 Bridge St., Northampton, MA
Phone Number: 413-584-6011
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Northampton
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

There are lots of great shops and restaurants. There is a very unique atmosphere and interesting people.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I traveled up to Northampton from Connecticut for my birthday and it was the perfect daytrip. There were lots of cute shops for every price range. You'll also find lots of great cafes and restaurants in the downtown area. You can't go wrong by visiting the town for either a daytrip or for a couple days.

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New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There are wonderful choices for eating and trendy shopping. The town has quite a few homeless or those who may have homes but are panhandling-just be aware-its a shame since that puts a bit of a damper on this town for tourists.

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New York City, New York
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579 reviews 579 reviews
172 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Very interesting to find a real downtown, a sadly dying thing. I really liked all the stores- books, shoes, crafts, including the old Dept Store converted into a little mall. Easy to park and walk the entire area. And food and coffee everywhere. You sure will not starve in this town. I especially liked the Pinch Gallery and the Artisan... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
238 reviews 238 reviews
45 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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274 reviews 274 reviews
64 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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