Introduction to Duxbury, Massachusetts
Duxbury, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 5 miles N of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 29 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area. Duxbury has a population of 14,248.
The area that is presently known as Duxbury was inhabited by Native Americans called Wampanoags. They called the area Mattakeesett, which means a place that is abundant with fish. English settlers established a colony in 1620 at Plymouth. The town was incorporated in 1637. For a brief period in its history, Duxbury was renowned for shipbuilding.
Duxbury and nearby Attractions
- Winslow House
- Ellison Center for the Arts
- John Alden House
- USVI Rock Climbing
- Duxbury Art Association
Things To Do In Duxbury
This town is a nature lover’s delight, with its rivers, ponds and bogs. It also has a conservation area, many sanctuaries and a forest. One can visit the Old Shipbuilder’s Historic District to experience a slice of the town's shipbuilding history. There are many beautiful houses which are also historically significant.
The city is served by Boston Logan International Airport.
Duxbury Higher Education
The Bridgewater State College offers facilities for higher education.