Top Things to Do in Franklin Town, MA
- Chilson Beach
- Clarion Farm, Inc.
- Franklin Dog Park
- Franklin Historical Museum
- Franklin Public Library
- Franklin Town Forest
Franklin Town, an easy 42 miles from Boston, boasts a rich history dating back to our nation’s founding. The Franklin Public Library was the first public library in America and began with its first books donated by Benjamin Franklin, the town's namesake.
Horace Mann was considered the father of American public education and was born in Franklin Town; the oldest public school, the Red Brick School, is still in operation and is located in this historic town.
Franklin holds further educational significance as the home of Dean College, a small private college over 150 years old, located just across the street from the library.
If history is not your thing, Franklin is also home to beautiful public parks and forests. Located in both the Charles and Blackstone Rivers watersheds, it is home to the Franklin Reservoir, which is a series of pristine lakes.
Franklin’s serene natural views, its history, and its vicinity to Boston make it a beautiful place for anyone to visit.
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