Historic Shrewsbury, Massachusetts was incorporated in 1727, and is located 10 minutes from downtown Worcester and 45 minutes from Boston and Springfield. The town boasts two nationally registered Historic Districts: the General Artemus Ward Homestead owned by Harvard University and the Shrewsbury Historic District at the center of town.
Full of warmth and charm, including picturesque settings along the shores of Lake Quinsigamond, Shrewsbury is surrounded by the best that Massachusetts has to offer in recreation, dining, shopping, museums, universities and exceptional medical care. Beautiful homes, manicured lawns, flower gardens and window boxes dot the landscape of this town, showcasing pride in the community. Shrewsbury is centrally located to the Mass Pike as well as to Routes 495, 290 and 9, and the Southgate Campus is just minutes away from each. See Shrewsbury, MA for more information about the Town of Shrewsbury’s history and its government.
Listed below is a sampling of what Shrewsbury has to offer:
A 75 acre gem, is just around the corner from Southgate, and is alive with an abundance of daily activities. At night, Dean Park turns into a dazzling display of melodious dancing fountains.
This lake is considered the fourth best natural body of water for crew rowing in the world. In the past 50 years, the lake has hosted the National Olympic Rowing Trials. The Eastern Sprints and an abundance of annual National Regattas. Pack a picnic lunch, go down to the shore and revel in the excitement!
Shrewsbury Public Library
Containing over 124,000 volumes, this newly expanded library is always changing its footprint, yet is steeped in the tradition of engaging the imagination and participation of the town. This library is very active in the community, bringing generations together for various activities and programs.
The “Spirit of Shrewsbury” Fall Festival
The annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival showcases the town’s history and culture. Enjoy the majestic autumn foliage as you celebrate Shrewsbury at this fun, family-friendly event! For more information on the Spirit of Shrewsbury, click here: http://www.spiritofshrewsbury.org/
Massachusetts, as well as all of New England, is host to many seasonal fairs and festivals. From spring strolls and summer concert series, to autumn harvest celebrations and winter wonderlands, these annual parades and festivals foster and strengthen the bond of the New England community. Discover the tastes, sounds and sights of New England — all year long!
Southgate is surrounded by the history, academic excellence and artistic and scientific innovations that make up the true essence of New England. Within an easy hour’s drive you can delight in the rocky coast of Cape Ann, the vitality of Boston or visit the scenic shorelines of the seaport towns of Hingham, Cohasset and Duxbury. Perhaps go antiquing in the Connecticut River Valley. If you feel up to a longer trip, you can discover the magic behind storied names like Lake Winnipesaukee, the White Mountains, Chatham, Portsmouth, Ogunquit, Newport, Lenox, Stockbridge, Williamstown and Mystic Seaport — all within a two-hour’s drive from Southgate!