Town of Newburyport Resources
Newburyport is among the smallest cities in the state and is felt with some
justification by its residents to be among the most beautiful, retaining as
it does a large number of spacious, gracious Federalist homes built with   
the whaling and clipper ship fortunes of this 19th century seaport.  The city is very proud of its history: proud of the fact that the first tea party in opposition to England's tax on tea was held in Newburyport, well before the more famous one in Boston, and pleased to be the birthplace of the United States Coast Guard since the first ship commissioned for the Coast Guard, the frigate Massachusetts, was built in the city.            
 Narrative supplied by community.   
Custom House Maritime Museum Historic Newburyport
Historical Site of Old Newbury Cushing House Museum Newburyport Public Library