Introduction to Westminster, Massachusetts
Westminster, situated at the foothills of Mount Wachusett, was mostly unsettled in the 18th Century. The stretch of land was given to soldiers as payment for fighting in the French and Indian War, but it wasn't settled until several years later, when the descendants of those soldiers arrived. The territory was originally called Narragansett Number Two, in honor of the Indian tribes who inhabited the area. The area was first incorporated in 1759, when it was renamed Westminster. However, it was not fully recognized as a town until 1770.
Westminster and nearby Attractions
- Fruitland Museum
- Salisbury Mansion
- Leominster State Forest
- Ezra Wood-Levi Warner Place
- Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Things To Do In Westminster
Nearby museums include the Fitchburg Art Museum, the National Plastics Center and Museum, and the Fruitland Museum. The Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is a popular local ski resort, while other nearby parks include the Dunn Pond State Park, the Quinsigamond State Park and the Whalom Park.
Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.
Westminster Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College, the College of the Holy Cross, Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester State College.