Introduction to Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
The city derived its name from an American Indian term meaning "place of rest." Indians who resided nearby used the land for fishing and rested at the shelter, a nearby spring. Mattapoisett was once a spiritual parish in Rochester. The early economy of this area originally centered upon ship building and whaling.
Mattapoisett and nearby Attractions
- Cape Cod Children's Museum
- Mattapoisett Museum and Carriage House
- Nasketucket Bay State Reservation
- Neds Point Beach
- Bridge Village Heritage Park
Things To Do In Mattapoisett
Nearby museums include the New Bedford Art Museum, the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Fall River Historical Society. The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society and the Woods Hole Aquarium are accessible from Mattapoisett as well. Swimming and other water sports can be enjoyed at Neds Point Beach and Long Beach. Nearby parks include Cushman Park and Fort Taber Park.
Air transportation is available from Logan International Airport.
Mattapoisett Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Massachusetts, Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College and Roger Williams University, among others. There are also online schools that may serve students in Mattapoisett. These institutions may offer degree programs in psychology, communications, public health, criminal justice, and business. Some online schools may even have course that can give people training in how to become a travel agent.