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Historic Northampton

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Address: 46 Bridge St, Northampton, MA 01060-2428
Phone Number:
+1 413-584-6011
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice to stroll and shop

Such a great historic town with small shoppes and restaurants. History is truly preserved here and there is so much to do.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 12, 2016
long island new york
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long island new york
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Such a great historic town with small shoppes and restaurants. History is truly preserved here and there is so much to do.

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Small and intimate, Historic Northampton combines great local history with US history. Northampton was the home to Calvin Coolidge, and the museum includes an interesting view into the life of small New England towns. Plus it houses a remarkable antique basket collection. A must see.

Thank Judy H
Bristol, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Northampton itself has a lot to offer. They are restaurants of every cuisine and shops offering everything a shopper might desire. Architecturely beautiful. Feels very safe even though there seem to be a great number of seemingly disadvantaged people asking for money on the sidewalks. Parking is free on the weekend, so park and walk the downtown area and enjoy.

Thank jer b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

There's something for everybody here. I recommend people-watching, though. Slow down and watch life here because this place has some colourful people in it. Back to your teenager: If you come from a very conservative town and they feel alone all the time, this place may give them a little hope. My daughter especially likes Dobra Tea, the art galleries,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We go to this town at least 2 times a year for the day or 1 night. Lots of small shops with good reasonable restaurants. Northampton is a quaint New England town.

Thank ayreon600
Bethel, Connecticut
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been here in a decade or so and came up for a relaxing weekend to shop and enjoy the restaurants. At every pay station for parking on Main street we were acosted by people begging.... How do you ignore people getting right in your face while you are putting change in the pay meters? It was sad, disturbing,... More 

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Southern California
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Plenty of little shops to explore on a very walkable Main Street area. There are parking all around with no fee after 6:00 as a shop owner took the time to come out to tell us. Even the Urban Outfitters is an interesting place to visit.

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is a great college town accentuated by Smith College. It is historic and cultural.. for the young and old alike.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

We enjoyed spending a week in Northampton area, visiting galleries, museums, colleges, and restaurants. I imagine the energy must be even better when students are in town. There was a pleasant experience which we hope to repeat,

1 Thank LMCP16
Dexter, Michigan
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361 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Nice small stores with a few stand outs like the major art gallery. Other's limited in scope to local favorite stores. Nice theater next to a breakfast restaurant staplr. Good to combine with a Smith College visit.

Thank pen1

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