Rehoboth is one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts and is located in Bristol County Incorporated in 1643, the agricultural town is rich with history and many of its historic sites are preserved.
This mostly rural, suburban community has multiple historic areas around town. Some buildings that remain around the town date back to the 18th century—such as the Brown House which was built in 1700.
Much of the history can be explored at the town’s Carpenter Museum. The museum has artifacts dating back to the 17th century. Today, the collection has over 5,000 historical materials on display including Civil War letters and a collection of 19th century woodworking planes. The museum illustrates the earliest days of the town up to the present.
Rehoboth has many outdoor activities including multiple parks and equestrian centers. Visitors and residents can spend an afternoon hiking in Rehoboth State Forest or Shad Factory Conservation Area or bird watching at the Miller Bird Sanctuary. Equestrians will enjoy the many equestrian centers such as the Palmer River Equestrian Center and Spring Garden Farm. Many homes for sale in Rehoboth have barns on the property and allow horses.
Rehoboth has a variety of real estate styles including Colonial, Farmhouse, Shingle, English Tudor and Ranch. Singlefamily homes in Rehoboth are popular, but there are also townhouses, condominiums, and apartments available.
Rehoboth is one of the oldest and most historic towns in the state. The idyllic small, rural environs of yesteryear remain in this historic woodland area. It’s conveniently located within easy reach of Boston, MA, Providence, RI and the beaches of Cape Cod and Rhode Island.
Mostly a suburban community, Rehoboth posesses historic sites that dot the landscape, but maintains its rural community feel. Rehoboth has 6 golf courses--Rehoboth, Crestwood, Sun Valley, Pine Valley, Hidden Hollow and Middlebrook--as well as a number of horse stables. Unique stores and shops can be found in its various intimate corners. This town carries the distinction of being the birthplace of public education in North America and prides itself on an excellent educational system to this day. The Hornbine School was built in 1845-46 as one of Rehoboth's 15 one room schools and is visited by Rehoboth's third graders as part of their local history education. It is also open to the public at scheduled times.
Rehoboth's localities are: Four Corners, Hornbine, Kingmans Corner, North Rehoboth, Pecks Corner, Perrys Corner, Perryville, Rehoboth Village, South Rehoboth and Anawan Rock.