Introduction to West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
West Bridgewater History
The first permanent European settlers in West Bridgewater arrived in 1651. The city was initially part of Olde Bridgewater, but separated and was incorporated as its own town in 1822. The city was witness to both agricultural and industrial development over the following years. Town Park, located in the West Bridgewater region, is believed to be the first industrial park in U.S.
West Bridgewater and nearby Attractions
- Blue Hills Trailside Museum
- Adams National Historic Site
- Franklin Park Zoo
- Humarock Beach
- South Shore Natural Science Center
Things To Do In West Bridgewater
Nearby museums include Blue Hills Trailside Museum, South Shore Natural Science Center and the Easton children’s Museum. Ames Nowell State Park, Freetown Fall River State Forest and Haines Memorial State Park are some of the local parks and recreational areas. Swimming and water sports can be enjoyed at Humarock Beach, Canoe River Campground or at the Evelyn Kiranne Aquatic Center.
West Bridgewater Transportation
Logan International Airport is nearby.
West Bridgewater Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Bridgewater State College, Massasoit Community College, Stonehill College and Babson College.