Introduction to Swampscott, Massachusetts
Swampscott, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 2 miles E of Lynn, Massachusetts and 10 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Boston metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 14,412 people lived in Swampscott.
The Naumkeags visited Swampscott regularly to fish and hunt in the 17th century. During 1629, Swampscott was settled for the first time as the eastern part of Lynn. During the 1800s, a number of luxurious resorts were built to attract the wealthy patrons and businessmen. In fact, by the early 20th century, this place was a significant destination for the wealthy and was one of the first resort towns in the nation. Swampscott was incorporated as a town in 1852.
Swampscott and nearby Attractions
- Fishermans Beach
- Mary Baker Eddy Historic Hous
- John Humphreys House
- Salem Witch Museum
- House of the Seven Gables
Things To Do In Swampscott
The town of Swampscott features a wonderful public library. In addition, the town also offers a number of parks and recreational activities. You can enjoy a day trip to the historical sites or spend your time in the local shopping center or restaurants in Vinnin Square area.
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.
Swampscott Higher Education
Salem State University is nearby. The university offers courses on campus and online which may include Criminal Justice courses for those interested in probation officer training, Communications courses, and Business courses to name a few.