History

Bicknell Square at Bridge and Sea Streets in North Weymouth

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Weymouth, the second oldest town in the Commonwealth, was settled in 1623 as Wessaguscus, and established as the Town of Weymouth in 1635.

Great Hill Park

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The town has an active and dedicated historical society. The Weymouth Historical Society makes its home in the Holbrook Homestead, 238 Park Avenue, South Weymouth – open from 9 am – 1 pm every Wednesday for tours and genealogical research.  The Society also maintains the Weymouth History Room at Tufts Main Library, 46 Broad Street, which is open Monday evenings from 7 to 8:45 p.m. except holidays.

 

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Pictured above are Abigail Smith Adams and the Abigail Smith Adams Birthplace. The Birthplace has recently undergone a restoration, made possible with a $90,000 grant from Weymouth’s Community Preservation Fund and the Abigail Adams Historical Society.

Check out our Historical Timeline.

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