Introduction to Dedham, Massachusetts
People from Watertown and Roxbury were the first settlers in the area that is now known as Dedham. It was incorporated in 1636. The inhabitants of the town wanted to name it Contentment at that time, but they were overruled by the Massachusetts General Court, which chose the name Dedham after a similarly named area in Essex, England.
Dedham and nearby Attractions
- Fairbanks House
- Asor Art Gallery
- Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
- Museum of Bad Art
- Mother Brook
- Lessence Art Gallery
Things To Do In Dedham
The Fairbanks house attracts many visitors, because it is one of the oldest timber frame houses in the U.S. There are several organization in this town which offer an entertaining blend of activities. Dedham also has some interesting art galleries like the Museum of Bad Art.
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.
Dedham Higher Education
The Boston College serves the town.