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Historic Northampton

46 Bridge St., Northampton, MA
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Northampton
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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548 reviews 548 reviews
165 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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36 reviews 36 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
221 reviews 221 reviews
41 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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263 reviews 263 reviews
60 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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