Oakes Ames Memorial Hall

Easton
, MA Town and School Information

Easton, MA - First settled in 1694, this town overflows with New England charm. The Town Center is steeped in history with landmark buildings designed by H. H. Richardson (of Trinity Church in Boston fame) in the North Easton Historic district. Buildings designed by H. H. Richardson include The Ames Free Library, Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, The Old Colony Railroad Station, The Ames Gate Lodge, and The F. L. Ames Gardener's Cottage. The Rockery, also known as the Memorial Cairn was designed by noted landscaper Frederick Law Olmsted (better known for laying out Central Park in N.Y. City and Boston's Emerald Necklace park system).
Easton Ames Library
Much of Easton's attractions are centered around land once owned by the Ames Family. Oliver Ames was Governor of Massachusetts from 1887-1890. In 1803 the Ames Shovel Co. was established, which provided the shovels which laid the Union Pacific Railroad. Borderland State Park once owned by Oakes Ames, grounds open to the public and mansion tours once a month on Sundays from spring through fall and 1,782-acres of trails and grounds that are enjoyed by many. Newly opened to the public in 2004 is the Governor Ames Estate Park, a 36 acre park with 19th century stone stable, Studio, ponds, brook, and rare specimen trees. Whether a year-round resident or visitor, there are many conservation areas for hiking, museums, a thriving educational and cultural community, public and private golf courses, and very special attractions that make the town of Easton a very special place.

Located south of Boston with easy access into the city of Boston, Easton is a commuter's dream. MBTA trains are found in three surrounding towns of Mansfield, Stoughton, and Brockton. Easton has been named in Boston Magazine as best place to live in 2009 and made Money Magazine's top 100 places to live in America 2008, 2009, and 2011.

General Information | Resources


The town of Easton, located in Eastern Massachusetts (south of Boston), in Plymouth County, was incorporated in 1725. The town covers 29.2 square miles and is bordered by Brockton, West Bridgewater, Taunton, Raynham, Norton, Mansfield, Sharon and Stoughton. Easton can be reached by major highways Rte 24 and Interstate 495 and Rtes 106, 123, 138 run through it.


Easton is home to Stonehill College, a private, non-profit, coeducational, Roman Catholic, Liberal Arts college. The town is also home to Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, which serves all the bordering towns (except Taunton and Raynham), plus Foxborough. Students may choose to attend Southeastern, Oliver Ames or Bristol County Agricultural High School free of charge.

http://www.mass.gov/portal/ | Wikipedia

Official Town of Easton Website
http://www.easton.ma.us/

Easton Schools



Richardson-Olmstead School (Grades 3-5)



Oliver Ames High School (Grades 9-12)

Easton Public Schools
http://www.easton.k12.ma.us

Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School
http://www.sersd.org/

Bristol County Agricultural High School
http://www.edline.net/pages/Bristol_County_Agr_High



Stonehill College

http://www.stonehill.edu/

Attractions | Things To Do

Easton Chamber of Commerce
http://easton-chamber.com/

Parks and Recreation

Borderland

Borderland State Park
Borderland State Park
259 Massapoag Avenue
North Easton
http://www.friendsofborderland.org/



Governor Ames Estate

Trustees of Reservation
Oliver Street
North Easton
http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/greater-boston/governor-ames-community-park.html



Sheep Pasture

Natural Resources Trust of Easton
307 Main Street
North Easton
http://www.nrtofeaston.org/

Queset Gardens

Queset Gardens

Ames Free Library
53 Main Street
North Easton
508-238-2000
http://www.amesfreelibrary.org/

Wheaton Farm
Town of Easton Conservation
Bay Road
South Easton
hiking, dog walking, horseback riding

Frothingham Park
Day Street
North Easton
508-238-3084
http://frothinghampark.org/
 

Easton Town Pool
101 Lincoln Street
North Easton
508-230-3317
swimming and lessons

 Museums and Tours



Easton Children's Museum

The Children’s Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
North Easton
508-230-3789
http://www.childrensmuseumineaston.org

Easton Restaurants

Breakfast & Lunch

The Farmer's Daughter
122 Main Street
North Easton
508-297-0286
http://www.thefarmersdaughtereaston.com/

Andrews Bakery & Cyber Cafe
123 Belmont Street
South Easton
508-238-6677
http://andrewsbakery.com/

Lunch and Dinner

Mario's Trattoria
Italian/Pizza
260 Washington Street
North Easton
508-238-9288
http://www.mariostrattoria.net/

Maguire's Bar & Grille
American (Traditional) Irish, Pubs
503 Foundry Street
South Easton
508-230-8888
http://www.maguiresbarandgrill.com/

The Foundry an American Table & Bar
American (Traditional) Bar
520 Foundry Street
South Easton
508-230-0058

Stoneforge Grill
American (Traditional) Bar
10 Roosevelt Circle
South Easton
508-238-0550
http://www.stoneforgerestaurants.com/grill/

Hayashi Sushi & Japanese Restaurant
Japanese
447 Turnpike Street
South Easton
508-238-9160
http://www.ilovehayashi.com/

Chaloos Restaurant
Persian
574 Washington Street
South Easton
508-230-1888
http://www.chaloosrestaurant.com/

El Mariachi
Mexican
620 Washington Street
South Easton
508-230-5900
http://www.elmariachimexicanrestaurant.net/index.html

Easton Lodging

Greenspade Inn
66 Lincoln Street
North Easton
508-238-2238
http://www.greenspadeinn.com/

Around Easton Lodging

Stoughton Motel
1919 Washington Street
Stoughton
781-344-5722
http://www.stoughtonmotel.com

Residence Inn Boston Brockton
124 Liberty Street
Brockton
508-583-3600
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosbc-residence-inn-boston-brockton/

Holiday Inn Express Boston South-Brockton
405 Westgate Drive
Brockton
877-859-5095
http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/reservation

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
50 Christy's Drive
Brockton
800-830-5222
http://www.countryinns.com/brockton-hotel-ma-02301/mabrocty


Transportation Companies

A&A Metro Transportation
1001 Bedford Street
Bridgewater
Limos, Airport Shuttles, Taxis
800-437-3844
info@metro.com
http://www.aametro.com

Yellow Cab of Brockton
Brockton
Taxis
508-583-1234
http://www.yellowcabbrockton.com