Woburn

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Woburn featuring an administrative building and street scenes

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 CA $111 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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! (980 reviews)
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Reviewed on Oct. 11, 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 CA $125 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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! (962 reviews)
"Great design and hotel setup - especially the lobby/bar/restaurant."

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2021

Hilton Boston/Woburn
Sonesta Select Boston Woburn Burlington
Sonesta Select Boston Woburn Burlington
3 out of 5
240 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $125 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
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! (709 reviews)
"Clean hotel.. bathroom was very clean which is so important!!! Night staff was very friendly and accommodating. Bed was comfortable. No breakfast and had to pay $$$ for coffee that says it’s Starbucks but I promise it wasn’t. Pool already closed for season even though it’s still hot out. Dave and ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2021

Sonesta Select Boston Woburn Burlington
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.
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 CA $157 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
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! (1,064 reviews)
"Enjoyed staying here, its close to Boston, easy in and out. Check in and out both smooth, 24hr lobby store was great."

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 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 CA $207 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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! (119 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
5 Star Immaculate Home 15 miles from Boston.  Sleeps 4
5 Star Immaculate Home 15 miles from Boston. Sleeps 4
Woburn, MA
Situated in Woburn, this vacation home is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Burlington Mall and within 9 mi (15 km) of Woburn Mall and Tufts University. Somerville Theatre ...
5 Star Immaculate Home 15 miles from Boston. Sleeps 4
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