Know Your History

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Perkins Institution
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Watertown Public Library

Watertown Historic Bicycle Tour

A 6 mile, self-guided tour of historic Watertown
Watertown Historic Bicycle Tour (PDF)

Watertown History Project

Mrs. Mattson's 3rd grade class at the Hosmer School developed a wonderful project highlighting the history of Watertown.
Watertown History Project

Commander's Mansion 

The elegant Commander's Mansion, now available for functions after 135 years of private ownership, is an ideal location for many events, especially weddings.
Commander's Mansion

Did You Know? 

Learn fun and interesting history facts about Watertown, MA that you probably didn't know!
Did You Know?

Historic District Commission

View meeting times, members, and agendas and minutes here.
Historic District Commission

History & Tourism 

Learn how the Charles River was named and about the interesting picture on the Watertown seal that actually tells a very true story!
History & Tourism

Historical Houses 

View locations and historical information and facts about the historical houses located in Watertown.
Historical Houses

History of Economic Development in Watertown 

George Washington was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and first met Massachusetts leaders of the revolution here on July 2, 1775.
History of Economic Development in Watertown

Mount Auburn Cemetery 

A preservation of historical knowledge, as well as a building with a museum, art gallery, and library.
Mount Auburn Cemetery

Perkins School for the Blind 

The rich history of Perkins began with its founding over 175 years ago as the first school for the blind in the United States.
Perkins School for the Blind

The Many Great Figures of American History 

See what well-known artists, architects, poets, etc. are buried in Watertown.
The Many Great Figures of American History