Introduction to Lincoln, Massachusetts
The town of Lincoln was named by Chambers Russell, who influenced the town's creation. He named the town after Lincolnshire, his family home. The earliest settlers arrived in 1650. Lincoln was officially incorporated by nipping off parts of the neighboring towns of Concord, Weston and Lexington, which is why it is sometimes called "Niptown."
Lincoln and Nearby Attractions
- Ashland State Park
- Adams National Historic Site
- DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
- Franklin Park Zoo
- Nashoba Valley
Things To Do In Lincoln
Some of the places to visit in Lincoln are the Codman House, the DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, the Gropius House, Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Minuteman National Historic Park, The Pierce House, The Thoreau Institute, and Walden Pond. Museums nearby include the American Textile History Museum, the Amos Blanchard House & Barn Museum, and the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Historical sites not far from Lincoln are Adams National Historic Site, the Boston National Historical Park, and the Dillaway-Thomas House.
Flights are available from the Logan International Airport.
Lincoln Higher Education
Colleges close to Lincoln include Andover Newton Theological School, Bentley College, and Brandeis University.