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The Amesbury Hat Museum
"The Hattery" consists of a sampling of high fashion ladies' hats, men's hats, novelties and memorabilia produced by the Merrimac Hat Corporation. The Merrimac Hat Factory rose from humble beginnings in 1856 to become the largest maker of hats and hat bodies in the U.S. in 1946. For over 100 years the Merrimac Hat Corporation was a vital part of Amesbury's economy. Follow the story of this great American Industry through pictures and explore the reasons that the Merrimac Hat Corporation finally closed its doors in 1971.
The Hat Museum was put into in storage after the Salisbury Point Railroad Museum closed in 2015.
It reopened in May 2022 on the 2nd floor of the Whiitter Home. It is open when the Whittier Home is open.
10:00 am to 3:30 on Saturdays May - October
(The hat museum is featured in the video on the Salisbury Point Museum page)