26 State Street
Newburyport MA 01950
We're across from Fowle's and next to Best of British
Tel: (978) 499-8444
Open later seasonally
117 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
We're near the parking garage and Treehouse Toys, Macroscopic and Don Gorvett, printmaker
Tel: (603) 766-3737
Open later seasonally
From I-95: Take Exit 57 (Route 113/High Street). Travel a few miles and look for a playground area on the right with a yellow blinking light. At that light, take a left onto Green Street. Move into right lane. Follow until Stop Light and take a right onto Merrimack Street/Water Street. At town center (bricked area with benches), follow bend to the right onto State Street. We are about five stores up on the right.
Or you may find it more convenient to use the paid three-hour parking lot if it's hard to find on-street parking. The entrance to the parking lot can be reached from Green Street or Merrimack/Water Street; you'll see a blue sign for parking.
Enter that parking lot and travel to the opposite end of the parking lot. Keep walking in that same direction and you'll see a children's play area (known as the Tot Lot). Cross Inn Street (the pedestrian walkway) and walk through the short alley ahead of you. When you walk through the alley, you'll be on State Street, a street full of shops. Take a right and look for our "Valerie's Gallery" sign overhanging the street. We are next to the Best of British shop and across the street from the Fowle's building.
From Route 1/1A in Salisbury: Follow signs for Newburyport. Cross the bridge over the river and take the first exit. At the bottom of the ramp, take a left onto Merrimac Street. Look for the municipal three-hour parking lot on your right and then follow directions in previous paragraph.
From I-95 (heading north to Maine): Take Exit 7 (before the big bridge to Maine). Take a right at the end of the ramp onto Market Street. Move into the left lane and travel for about 1 mile. You'll see the big Sheraton hotel on the right and likely some huge salt piles on the left. Our shop is just up a block on the left (same block as Macro Polo, Don Gorvett Printmaker, Treehouse Toys, Lively Kids). There is street parking right in front but you'll have to find a way to make a u-turn as the parking is on the left side of the street, not the right. Most customers have good luck parking in the parking garage (first right after our shop) or may be lucky enough to find a spot on the street further up on Market Street.
Call if you need help (603) 766-3737