Introduction to Brewster, Massachusetts
Brewster, Massachusetts, in Barnstable county, is 32 miles SE of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 64 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Barnstable - Yarmouth metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,094 people in Brewster.
The city of Brewster is an historic sea captains' town and was first settled in 1656. The city was officially incorporated in 1803. The city was named after Elder William Brewster, the first spiritual leader of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony. In the late 1600s, the country’s first woolen mill and water-powered grist was founded around the Stony Brook. Presently, the old mansions and stately homes of the rich sea captains have been converted into the city's inns and bed-and-breakfasts.
Brewster and nearby Attractions
- The National Seashore
- Plimouth Plantation
- Heritage Museum and Gardens
- Whale Watching
- Monomoy Seals
Things To Do In Brewster
Brewster provides many recreational activities including seven beautiful bayside beaches, hiking and biking trails, a number of ponds for swimming and fishing, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts and a soccer complex. There are also several historical sites and museums in the surrounding Brewster area.
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International
Brewster Higher Education
The nearest college is Bridgewater State College.