The Tiny Town Near Boston That’s Absolute Heaven If You Love Antiquing

If you’re a fan of antiques, then you probably already know that Essex is a haven for those who favor one-of-a-kind items over mass-produced goods. However, there’s another tiny antique-filled town near Boston that may have escaped your notice. Rowley only had a population of 5856 people at the last census, but it’s got many thousands of antiques.

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Rowley provides the opportunity to spend a day — or afternoon — sifting through heirlooms of the past. Break up your shopping excursion with a glass of vino at the local Mill River Winery or refuel with hearty fare from American Barbecue. Rowley is a tiny gem that you won’t want to miss!