Introduction to Bourne, Massachusetts
Bourne, Massachusetts, in Barnstable county, is 15 miles S of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 48 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts . The town is included in the Barnstable - Yarmouth metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 18,721 people lived in Bourne.
The city of Bourne was originally a part of Sandwich and was first settled in 1640. In 1884, the city was incorporated. In fact, it was the last city in Barnstable County to be incorporated. Bourne was named after Richard Bourne, who served the Massachusetts General Court during the time of settlement. The nation's oldest store, Aptucxet Trading Post, also lies within the city. Bourne is also considered as the "first" town on the Cape, as the gorgeous Bourne Bridge connects the cape with mainland Massachusetts.
Bourne and nearby Attractions
- Aptucxet Trading Post Museum
- Cape Cod National Seashore
- Sandwich Glass Museum
- Spooky World
- Franklin Park Zoo
Things To Do In Bourne
The city of Bourne, a medium-sized rural community, features several scenic parks and playgrounds. The Cape Cod Canal that bisects the community offers superb sport fishing, boating and bike trails along its sides. There are number of quiet harbors where you can enjoy shell fishing, boating and swimming. Each year, the city organizes the annual Bourne Scallop Festival in the early September.
Boston Logan International Airport serves the area.
Bourne Higher Education
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth is close to the city.