Explore the District!

The Shrewsbury Historic District was declared locally in 1972 to "offer a visual example of our historic and cultural heritage. The Shrewsbury Historical District was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior on October 8, 1976. To its inhabitants it affords prestige and economic protection from decrease of land values through deterioration of neighborhood blight."

The Historic District Commission has jurisdiction over two designated Historic Districts in the Town of Shrewsbury:

  • The Historic District in the center of Shrewsbury, which extends north of Main Street, including the Town Common, The First Congregational Church, 1830 brick schoolhouse, Library, the southeast section of Mountain View Cemetery, and five historic homes
  • The Artemas Ward homestead owned by Harvard University (which is not included in this tour)