Introduction to Carver, Massachusetts
Carver, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 7 miles SW of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 36 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Boston metropolitan area. Carver has a population of 11,163.
The town of Carver was incorporated in 1790. It was named after John Carver, the first governor of Plymouth Colony. Savery's Avenue, America’s first divided highway, is located in Carver. In 1861, the highway was opened to the public by William Savery. The cranberry harvest of the town became the largest in the world during the 1940, and is still one of the major businesses of Carver. In 1949, a narrow-gauge railroad called Edaville Railroad was opened.
Carver and nearby Attractions
- Edaville Station
- Myles Standish State Forest
- Fuller Museum of Art
- Pilgrim Hall Museum
Things To Do In Carver
Carver is known as the "Cranberry Capital of the World". Carver is well known for its festival of lights during Christmas time. In addition, the town organizes King Richard's Renaissance Fair on weekends from Labor Day to Columbus Day. It is a re-creation of the 16th century English fair and is one of the largest Renaissance fairs in Massachusetts.
The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International Airport.
Carver Higher Education
Bridgewater State College serves the area.