Taunton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The city is also known as “The Silver City” because of its long history of silversmithing. It is also nicknamed as “The Christmas City” which comes from and its long tradition of festive Christmas displays and celebration. Though Taunton is a very small city yet it has a rich history which has been beautifully preserved in the city’s only museum.
Though there are just a handful of attractions that one can visit in Taunton but it can be a fun place for those who wish to have a relaxing stay. One can also enjoy a range of recreational activities in the gardens and open areas. If you are also planning to visit Massachusetts then do visit Taunton.
Old Colony History Museum
66 Church Green, Phone: +1 508-822-1622
10AM-4PM. Adults $4, children and seniors $2
Old Colony History Museum was established in 1926 it also occupied former Bristol Academy school building. The museum displays an extensive collection of regional objectsand archives. Besides, it also has a research library specializing in local history and genealogy. Old Colony History Museum was founded by New England’s oldest historical societies- the Old Colony Historical Society. The museum offersmany exciting exhibitions, activities, programs, research opportunities as well as an inspiring setting for visitors from around the world.
Taunton, MA 02780, USA
The Taunton Green Historic District refers to the historic 19th-century commercial downtown business district of Taunton. The historic district encompasses most of the buildings facing the green on the flanking streets. There are monuments that were established to honorsoldiers and local citizens who participated in wars. One of them is the statue of Hiker built by Theo Alice RugglesKitson.
The best time to visit the Taunton Green is during the month of December when it’s more like a magical adventure. Walk through the green may enjoyingthe interesting Christmas decor and themes.
Gertrude M Boyden Wildlife Refuge
Established in the year 1968, the Gertrude Boyden Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful site. Back then it was used by Arthur Cleveland Bent in his study of birds and their nesting habits. Bent is the author of a series of books entitled“Life Histories of American Birds.” Situated North and East of the Three Mile River in the Westville neighborhood of Taunton, Gertrude Boyden Wildlife Refugehas grown from 14 acres to over 50 through subsequent donations and acquisitions. Visitors can observe a great diversity in vegetation type and maturity level. There is a beautiful waterway that make it a soothing place. The refuge includes large expanses of open field, several picnic areas, fishing stations and almost two miles of nature trails. The trails have a new wetlands boardwalk and a covered bridge that offers passive recreation, and bird watching.