simply paying Newburyport’s fascinating sites a visit, stay in one. A world-renowned
landmark in luxury that forms the cornerstone of Newburyport’s city center.
A Boutique Hotel that not only brings you the best of Newburyport, but lets
you live it firsthand.
The Seaport City
Inn: With drastic curtailment of shipping
in the war of 1812, Newburyport’s economy suffered a depression. Land values
plummeted. As the town’s largest landowner, major ship builder, and manufacturer
depending on raw materials, Moses Brown suffered losses. He converted portions
of his Brown Square House into business uses by the year 1813. Following Moses
Browns death in 1827, the Brown Square House passed to his only heir, Sarah
White Banister. By 1850 the Brown Square House served as a boarding house and
Inn. After Mrs. Sarah Banister’s death in 1880, the building was named the Brown
Square Hotel. The dining room opened in 1909. The building changed hands in
1922 and on July 2, 1923 the Hotel re-opened as the Garrison Inn, named in honor
of Newburyport’s famed abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison, whose statue has
rested on Brown Square since 1893. The building was offically listed on the
National Register of Historic Places in 1975.