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Within These Walls

Use this guide for exhibition highlights in your language. Please follow these guides as you walk through the galleries. The photographs and directions should help you find your way.

For 200 years, this house stood at 16 Elm Street in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a coastal town 30 miles north of Boston.

Who lived here? How did they help build the nation?

Find answers to these questions by looking in and around the house to learn about five of the families who lived here and how they played a part in history.


Begin your tour to the left, in front of the house.