Charlton

Charlton is a city in Central Massachusetts.

Charlton is a small town in Massachusetts located right outside of Worcester. The town of Charlton is 50 miles or less from five major New England cities; Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Hartford and Providence.Charlton was first settled in 1735. It was established as a District separated off from Oxford on January 10, 1755, and became a Town in 1775 by a law that made all Districts into Towns.It was named after Sir Francis Charlton. During the 1800s, farming continued to be the major occupation, but woolen mills were being built along some of the town's brooks by the turn of the twentieth century.Charlton is surrounded by towns filled with history and things to do. One would not often choose Charlton as a place to visit but throughout the year there are great events that an out of towner might want to see or partake in including the Old home day and Memorial Day parades or Dudley's Strawberry Festival. For someone from a big city this small town is a real culture shock yet could be enlightening to the relaxed atmosphere of its residents.

Get in

By Car:

There is easy access to major highways such as I-90, I-84, I-290 and I-395.

By Train or Bus:

Take MBTA to Union Station Farms on Framingham/Worcester Line. Union Station Farms: 20 Temple Street Worcester, MA 01604-4118, +1 508 792-0212 Train schedules can be found on MBTA.com.

By Plane:

Fly in to Worcester Regional Airport‎ through Direct Air operated by Xtra Airways, only from Orlando, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda OR Direct Air operated by Falcon Air Express Myrtle Beach. It is about a 25 minute drive on RT. 20 to Charlton by cab.

You can also fly in to Fly in to Logan International Airport in Boston and either take the MBTA Framingham/Worcester line into Unions Station or Take I-90 W to Exit Ten tfor MA-12 towards I-395/290 toward Auburn/Worcester. http://www.loganinternationairport.com/

Get around

By Car:

The only way to get around Charlton is by car. Charlton however is mainly a car driven town, even a bike would get you to most places. Parking in Charlton is not a problem. There are several community places to park your vehicle.

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Eat

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Drink

There are not many bars in Charlton, but Worcester and other neighboring towns have several options.

Sleep

There are not any hotel options in Charlton, but Sturbridge and Auburn have several options.

Connect

Charlton Government 37 Main Street Charlton, MA 01507 Phone: +1 508 248-2200 http://www.townofcharlton.net/

Go next

A great place to go to next would be Boston. It is about 45 minutes to an hour away and is an exciting and bright city with a lot of things to do. On your way you can stop in Worcester if you have not already and then from Boston consider heading either south to the beaches of Rhode Island in South County or north to the mountains in New Hampshire.

Routes through Charlton

Springfield Sturbridge  W  E  Oxford Worcester


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