Introduction to Littleton, Massachusetts
Littleton was originally spelled Lyttleton, after Lord Lyttleton who promised to provide a bell for the town. The change in spelling resulted from a mistake made by a newspaper, after Lord Lyttleton refused to donate the promised bell. This area was initially occupied by the Nipmuc tribe from 1643 until they were driven out during the King Phillip's War. The first white settlers arrived in 1686, and Littleton was officially incorporated in 1715.
Littleton and Nearby Attractions
- American Textile History Museum
- Brooks Estate
- Cochituate State Park
- Franklin Park Zoo
- Nashoba Valley
Things To Do In Littleton
The American Textile History Museum displays a range of items from an 18th century Pennsylvania weaver's log cabin to a woolen mill from the 1870s. The Armenian Library and Museum of America, which has 20,000 books, 3,000 textiles and 5,000 coins, also has the biggest collection of Armenian artifacts in Massachusetts. Historical sites nearby include the Brooks Estate, the Dillaway-Thomas House and the Elizabeth Boit Houses. Several parks are also in the region, such as Cochituate State Park, Franklin Park and Great Brook Farm State Park. Other interesting places to visit are the Franklin Park Zoo, the Garden in the Woods, and the Tower Hill Botanical Garden.
Logan International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Littleton Higher Education
The closest colleges to Littleton are the Andover Newton Theological School, Anna Maria College, and the Art Institute of Boston.