Introduction to Douglas, Massachusetts
The English became the first Europeans to settle in the area around Douglas in 1715. The earliest settlers primarily came from Sherburn and Natwick. The city was named Douglas in honor of Dr. William Douglas, a physician from Boston who gave a large sum of money for construction of schools and houses in the area.
Douglas and nearby Attractions
- Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
- Arnold House
- Bigelow Hollow State Park
- Douglas State Forest
- Scargo Stoneware Pottery & Art Gallery
- Evelyn Kirrane Aquatic Center
Things To Do In Douglas
Museums located in and around Douglas include the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum, the Scargo Stoneware Pottery and Art Gallery and the Clear River Fine Art Studios. Swimming and water sports can be enjoyed at the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatic center. Opportunities for swimming, boating and fishing are available at the Douglas State Forest, while Southwick’s Zoo is accessible from Douglas as well.
Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.
Douglas Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include the College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, Assumption College and Worcester State College.