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.

Crowne Plaza Boston - Woburn, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Boston - Woburn, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
15 Middlesex Canal Park, Woburn, MA, 01801
The price is $81 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$81
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Woburn. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,030 reviews)
"Todo estuvo bien"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Crowne Plaza Boston - Woburn, an IHG Hotel
Sonesta Select Boston Woburn Burlington
Sonesta Select Boston Woburn Burlington
3 out of 5
240 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA, 01801
The price is $91 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
$91
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Woburn. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,023 reviews)
"All was good and like location."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Sonesta Select Boston Woburn Burlington
Hilton Boston/Woburn
Hilton Boston/Woburn
3.5 out of 5
2 Forbes Rd., Woburn, MA, 01801
The price is $107 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
$107
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Woburn. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the bar and the convenient parking in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,030 reviews)
"I loved everything about it!"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Hilton Boston/Woburn
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.
HYATT house Boston/Burlington
HYATT house Boston/Burlington
3 out of 5
2 Van De Graaff Dr, Burlington, MA, 01803
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Burlington. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,097 reviews)
Excellent!
"We checked in around 10pm with 2 rooms for four of us, and were greeted by Christine (I think) at the front desk. She was very bright, bubbly and knowledgeable. I had mentioned to my husband that I'd be coming back for an extra blanket and pillow after we dropped our stuff off in our rooms. Right ..."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

HYATT house Boston/Burlington
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
3.5 out of 5
3 Mckinley Square, Boston, MA, 02109
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in Boston. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (413 reviews)
"Nice staff"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
Sonder No. 284 Back Bay
Sonder No. 284 Back Bay
4 out of 5
284 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02115
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Boston. Enjoy a terrace, a library, and concierge services. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (664 reviews)
"The neighborhood was wonderful. The property was clean and well kept. The bed was very comfortable. The only drawbacks were the room was very small - would be great for a single traveler."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Sonder No. 284 Back Bay
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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