8 Things to Do in Acton 

1. Discovery Museum-Combining science,nature and play,this award-winning children’s museum has become a destination for families after a multimillion-dollar expansion completed in 2018.

2. Patriots’ Day March-The procession begins at the historic Isaac Davis Homestead (39 Hayward Rd) at 5:50 am, beginning with a ceremony of remembrance.

3. Hosmer House-Under a saltbox roof, one of these is a typical Colonial three-bay house with an off-center chimney, while the other is on a square plan.

4. Acton Centre Historic District-Around the green there are beautiful examples of Federal and Greek Revival architecture from the late 18th century to the mid-19th century.

5. Great Hill Conservation and Recreation Land-Behind the Discovery Museum is the largest single parcel of town-owned conservation land in Acton, dominated by the 358-foot Great Hill.

6. Bruce Freeman Rail Trail-One of these is at Patriot Square (179 Great Road), where Pedal Power Bike and Ski has all the bike-related equipment and services you could need.

7. NARA Park-Much of Nara Park is taken up by a manmade pond, which is skirted by a multi-use trail, beginning at the parking lot and connecting with the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.

8. Faulkner House-The oldest extant Colonial residence in Acton is the Faulkner House (1707), home to the Faulker family for just over 200 years, across six generations.

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