Woburn, MA

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Woburn showing street scenes and an administrative buidling

From the Baldwin Mansion to the Winn Memorial Library, see nearly every New England architectural style in this historic town north of Boston.

Woburn, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest communities in New England. First settled in 1640, it was a focal point of Patriot activity during the Revolutionary War. In the 19th century, it was an important hub of tanning and rubber production. Today, enjoy the historic charm of this bustling Boston suburb.

Walk along the scenic Middlesex Canal, which runs through Woburn. From 1803 to 1853, the 27-mile (43-kilometer) barge canal fostered industry in towns between Boston and the Merrimack River. Retrace the steps of local tanning and rubber merchants.

Spot dozens of beautiful historic buildings as you stroll through town. Examine the ornate Federal style of the lemon-colored 1790 House. Across the Middlesex Canal, see the cube-shaped Baldwin Mansion, built in Colonial American style, and now hosting a Chinese restaurant.

Learn about the scientific triumphs of Count Rumford at his birthplace, Benjamin Thompson House. The scientist and inventor, born Benjamin Thompson, designed the famous Rumford fireplace. In the house, admire recreations of his experiments and inventions.

Look for the basilica-like Woburn Public Library. The Romanesque Revival building, designed by famed Victorian-era architect H.H. Richardson, has housed the library since 1881. Walk through the iconic two-story barrel-vaulted Reading Room, which looks like something from a movie set.

Visit the welcoming First Congregational Church in Woburn. Established in 1642, the congregation is one of the oldest in the nation. Look up at the 196-foot (60-meter) steeple, which is one of the tallest wooden steeples in North America. Check out the historic E&GG Hook organ, which has been played for visitors since the current church’s construction in 1860.

Enjoy nature at Horn Pond Conservation Area. Go canoeing or try fishing. Walk along the 2-mile (3-kilometer) trail that circles the pond. Hike up nearby Horn Pond Mountain and enjoy beautiful panoramic views.

Boston is just 11 miles (18 kilometers) southeast of Woburn. Drive to the state’s capital in under 30 minutes or take the commuter rail, which runs frequently.

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Boston - Woburn/ Burlington
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Boston - Woburn/ Burlington
2.5 out of 5
19 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA
The price is $90 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Situated in Woburn, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Woburn Mall and within 9 mi (15 km) of Burlington Mall and MarketStreet Lynnfield. Square One Mall and ...
3.6/5 Good! (977 reviews)
"It was clean the room was really big which is a for me.."

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Boston - Woburn/ Burlington
Hilton Boston/Woburn
Hilton Boston/Woburn
3.5 out of 5
2 Forbes Rd., Woburn, MA
The price is $93 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Burlington Mall, Harvard University, and Bunker Hill Monument. Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (952 reviews)
"If I come to Boston again, I’ll come back."

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

Hilton Boston/Woburn
Sonesta Select Boston Woburn Burlington
Sonesta Select Boston Woburn Burlington
3 out of 5
240 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA
The price is $101 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 6
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Woburn Mall and within 9 mi (15 km) of Burlington Mall and MarketStreet Lynnfield. Square ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (720 reviews)
"great hotel! it looks a 5 star hotel for me because is very clean and staff is nice and awesome."

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Sonesta Select Boston Woburn Burlington
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
3 out of 5
145 Beech St, Chelsea, MA
The price is $127 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Situated in Chelsea, this aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Encore Boston Harbor and within 6 mi (10 km) of TD Garden and USS Constitution Museum. Faneuil Hall ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,095 reviews)
"This property was a GREAT value! The breakfast was delicious and the hotel was extremely clean. Our suite was large, the linens crisp and clean, the kitchenette had everything we needed, and overall we had a great stay. It was a little disappointing the bar/dining area was only open a few nights ..."

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
Homewood Suites Boston Woburn
Homewood Suites Boston Woburn
3 out of 5
371 Washington Street, Woburn, MA
The price is $139 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Harvard University, Museum of Science, and Bunker Hill Monument. USS Constitution ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (121 reviews)
"Clean, pool was a good size and not freezing, breakfast included which was good and different items each day. Rooms were clean, nice bathrooms and comfortable beds. Full kitchen in room was a bonus too!"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Homewood Suites Boston Woburn
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport
3 out of 5
670 Summer Street, Boston, MA
The price is $150 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in Seaport District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Harpoon Brewery, Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, and Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. Boston ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (62 reviews)
"I loved the decor and the fact tht the kitchen was fully equipped. I wish they would leave more coffee creamer than they do. It is really only enough for one cup."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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