Artists like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bronson and Louisa May Alcott, James McNeil Whistler and Jack Kerouac called North of Boston home. The creative energy of this area can be felt in professional venues like the North Shore Music Theatre and Gloucester Stage Company, and on the community level with the Lexington Symphony and dozens of galleries and museums featuring local and international artists.
From the National Heritage Museum's collection of Revolutionary War artifacts to the Francesca Anderson exhibit of New England artists, the history and artistry is on display all year.
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Venues like the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, local theaters and community centers give a spotlight to the culture, history and artistry of dance.
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Lowell's Tsongas Arena and Beverly's North Shore Music Theatre are frequent stops for music and theatrical acts ranging from Bob Dylan to the Wiggles, but smaller local venues host regular classical and jazz performances.
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This area is home to large professional theaters like the Merrimack Repertory Theatre but also smaller companies like the Image Theater, which nurtures and gives voice to local talent.
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Here you'll find rugged fishing ports, great seafood restaurants and exciting whale-watching expeditions.Find: Lodging | Attractions
Concord is where the famous Walden Pond and homes of many literary heroes are located.Find: Lodging | Attractions
One of the oldest towns in the United States, founded in 1633, is centrally located on the North Shore.Find: Lodging | Attractions
Tour an old cotton mill, ride aboard an early 1900s trolley and learn about Lowell's storied past. Learn more>>
This historic street is lined with early-American mansions that were built by wealthy sea captains and merchants. Learn more>>
This museum includes exhibits on everything from early-American 20th-century photography to New England neon. Learn more>>
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