Hamilton & Wenham Must-Do List
Items for Your Wenham and Hamilton Itinerary.
Photo by Joseph Ferraro
Juicy burgers, creative pastas and seafood, and some of the best buffalo tenders you’ll find.
16 Bay Rd., Hamilton, 978-468-1166, blackcowrestaurants.com/hamilton
15 Walnut Tavern
Serving up comfort food with a contemporary twist—think pan-seared scallops with potato confit—in a friendly, welcoming setting.
15 Walnut Rd., South Hamilton, 978-468-2434, 15walnut.com
Williams Fine Art Dealers
A locally owned gallery specializing in contemporary realism and representational art, featuring award-winning artists.
300 Main St., Wenham, 978-944-2218, williamsfineartdealers.com.
Charming small museum with a focus on toys, trains, and textiles.
132 Main St., 2nd floor, Wenham, 978-468-2377, wenhammuseum.org
Swim, fish, or boat at this tree-ringed pond straddling the border of Hamilton and Essex.
Wenham Tea House
One of the country’s oldest tea houses, serving breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea.
4 Monument St., Wenham, 978-468-1398, wenhamteahouse.com
Sandwiches, salads, juices, and prepared foods, made largely with local and organic ingredients.
152 Main St., Wenham, 978-468-5200, grassyrootsgourmet.com
Pancakes, eggs, and sandwiches served up in a classic diner setting.
300 Main St., Wenham, 978-468-1900, thehendersonscafe.com
Green Meadows Farm
On land once owned by General George Patton, modern-day farmers raise chickens and pigs, grow organic produce, and host elegant, rustic events.
656 Asbury St., South Hamilton, 978-468-2277, gmfarm.com
Grand Wenham Canal
Take a peaceful, 2-mile stroll along this historical aqueduct.
Cherry Street, Wenham
With acreage in both Hamilton and Ipswich, the country’s oldest continuously operating farm welcomes visitors to check out the cows, wander the trails, picnic on the grounds, and shop at the farm store.
Rte. 1A, 978-356-5728, thetrustees.org
Catch a free concert, attend a harvest feast, learn to sew or host a children’s birthday party at this local community center.
284 Bay Rd., Hamilton, 978-468-4818, communityhouse.org
Nazir’s Fine Jewelry
Offering elegant jewelry, custom pieces, and thoughtful gifts out of a renovated historical house in Wenham.
135 Main St., Wenham, 978-468-6366, nazirsfinejewelry.com
The playground, playing fields, pond, and outdoor concerts are favorites with locals and draw in visitors from around the North Shore.
Bay Rd., (Rte. 1A) South Hamilton
Polo games at Myopia are a long-standing Sunday afternoon tradition.
435 Bay Road, South Hamilton, 978-468-7656, myopiapolo.org
Tendercrop Farm at Canaan
The newest outpost of Newbury-based Tendercrop Farm sells their own produce and meat, as well as food and treats from local suppliers.
93 Main St., Wenham, 978-468-0041, tendercropfarm.com
Built for camp meeting religious services in the 19th century, this Methodist campground retains much of its original architecture and charm.
At the corner of Highland St. and Asbury St., South Hamilton, asburygrove.org
This recently acquired conservation land in Hamilton and Essex includes 340 acres of trails and meadows, along with one of the highest hills in the area, offering stunning ocean views.