Watertown, settled in 1630, was the seat of Massachusetts government during the critical years of the early revolution from 1775-1776. The town is bordered by the Charles River, with easy access to Boston and suburban communities.
During your visit to Watertown, experience the Arsenal Center for the Arts, which hosts a variety of visual and performing arts, from exhibits and classes to concerts and plays. For local history, visit Gore Place, the Federal-era country estate of Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore; The Historical Society of Watertown’s Edmund Fowle House; or Historic New England's own Lyman Estate. Watertown Square offers a variety of shops and restaurants, and Boston and Cambridge are easily accessible for even more attractions.