Introduction to Hamilton, Massachusetts
The earliest settlers arrived in the 1638. Originally, Hamilton was part of the town of Ipswich and was called "The Hamlet". It was officially incorporated on June 21, 1793 and was named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, because of his importance in American history. Alexander Hamilton’s portrait was chosen as the town seal in 1903. The splendid historic houses give the town a rural New England feel, and the rich equestrian heritage is apparent by the numerous horseback riders in the area.
Hamilton and Nearby Attractions
- Beverly Historical Society & Museum
- Boston Athenaeum
- Bradley Palmer State Park
- New England Aquarium
- Stone Zoo
Things To Do In Hamilton
There are several museums near Hamilton including, Beverly Historical Society & Museum, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Salem Witch Museum, and Wenham Museum. Popular historic sites, namely, Boston Athenaeum, Boston National Historical Park, and Buckman Tavern may be visited. Hamilton has several parks including Bradley Palmer State Park, Georgetown Rowley State Forest, Plum Island State Park, and Willowdale State Forest. Other places of interest are the Franklin Park Zoo, the Budweiser Brewery, and the New England Aquarium.
Bradley International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Hamilton Higher Education
Colleges near Hamilton are Endicott College, Boston University, Newbury College - Brookline, and Gordon College.