The beautiful South Shore town of Duxbury was incorporated in 1637. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the town was primarily a farming community. The shipbuilding era, the most notable period in Duxbury’s history, began after the Revolution. Duxbury is about 35 miles southeast of Boston.
Life in Duxbury
The coastal community is home to many beautiful historic ship captains homes and Colonial homes on Washington Street. Duxbury has a variety of locally owned restaurants and boutiques.
The town is popular for families with young children because of its excellent public schools and library. The Duxbury Music Festival offers programs for students and professionals. The town is active in arts and culture, offering music, theater, gallery shows, and art workshops.
Recreational activities on Duxbury Beach include surfing, sailing, rowing, paddle boarding, picnicking, and bird watching. Golf enthusiasts enjoy a game at Duxbury Yacht Club or North Hill Country Club. There are also several public and private courses in surrounding towns.
Popular historic sites include Alden House, Old Shipbuilder’s Historic District, and Myles Standish Monument. The Historic O’Neil Farm is the last working dairy farm in Duxbury, and one of the last working dairy farms in the state.