Introduction to Hanson, Massachusetts
Officially incorporated in 1820, Hanson was named in honor of the U.S. Senator and newspaper publisher, Alexander Contee Hanson. Mills began operating in the nineteenth century, but in earlier days, farming and bog iron were the major industrial activities. Recently, cranberry farming has gained popularity. Dominated by lakes, rivers and swamps, Hanson is one of the inland towns of Massachusetts.
Hanson and Nearby Attractions
- Adams National Historic Site
- Carson Beach
- Ames Nowell State Park
- Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum
- Myles Standish State Forest
Things To Do In Hanson
The area a variety of museums which cater many types. Kids may enjoy a learning experience at the Boston Children's Museum whereas those interested in art may visit the Museum of Fine Arts or the Fuller Museum of Art. A leisurely stroll across the Franklin Park or Ames Nowell State Park can also be relaxing. The revamped Carson Beach is a ideal for swimming.
Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Hanson Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Massasoit Community College, Bridgewater State College and Quincy College.