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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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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