Introduction to Rutland, Massachusetts
Rutland was purchased from residents of Natwick in 1686. Settlers from Boston, Lexington, Concord and Sudbury arrived in 1719. A gristmill, a library and a tannery were soon built in the area. The city’s healthy atmosphere and fresh air attracted visitors in large numbers, and Rutland soon gained considerable popularity as a health resort.
Rutland and nearby Attractions
- Gardner Museum
- Lucy Stone Home Site
- Rutland State Park
- Rutland Water Nature Reserve
- Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Rutland
Local museums include the Ecotarium, the Worcester Art Museum, the Higgins Armory Museum and the Gardner Museum. The Lucy Stone Home Site and the Salisbury Mansion are nearby as well. The Rutland Water Nature Reserve has provisions for various kinds of water sports. The Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge has a number of exotic species of animals and birds on display. Nearby parks include the Quinsigamond State Park, Rutland State Park, Whitehall State Park and Wells State Park.
Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.
Rutland Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Worcester State College, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University.