Introduction to Freetown, Massachusetts
One of the oldest communities in the United States, Freetown was first settled in 1659. Assonet and Fall River were purchased from the Wampanoag Indians in an exchange known as Ye Freemen's Purchase. The city of Fall River and a portion of Acushnet were once included in this area. Freetown was officially incorporated in 1683. In the second half of the 17th century, this area was inhabited by Pilgrims and their descendants.
Freetown and nearby Attractions
- Town Beach
- Freetown State Forest
- Freetown Historical Society Museum
- Buttonwood Park Zoo
- Fall River Carousel
Things To Do In Freetown
The Freetown Historical Society Museum displays historic remnants relating to the history of the town. Children may enjoy a trip to the Buttonwood Park Zoo. Freetown has two public beaches, Porter Pastures and Town Beach. Freetown also has a number of parks, including Central Park, Bandstand Park, Hathaway Park and Memorial Park. Freetown State Forest offers trails for horseback riding and hiking. The state forest has a famous rock known as Profile Rock, which resembles Massasoit, leader of the Wampanoags.
Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.
Freetown Higher Education
The University of Massachusetts, Bristol Community College and Bridgewater State College are all accessible from Freetown.