The Town of Boxborough Massachusetts


Boxborough is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The town name is often spelled Boxboro on highway signs and official documents.

On October 16, 2005, the Boxborough Historical Society opened the Boxborough Museum. Boxborough is also known for Steele Farm, a popular location for sledding and hikes, as well as for its annual Fifer’s Day celebration. The day commemorates Luther Blanchard, the fifer who marched the local minuteman company to the Battle of Concord on April 19, 1775. At the North Bridge, minutemen companies from various towns of the Commonwealth successfully engaged the British, forcing the redcoats to retreat. During this action, Blanchard was wounded slightly, one of the first battle casualties of the Revolutionary War. Fifer’s Day is held every June at Flerra Meadows in Boxborough. It begins with a four-mile road race, followed by a parade and many different festivities. Booths line the field, while games, bands and volleyball tournaments complete the afternoon. Other Fifer’s Day activities typically include pony rides, air balloon rides, fire engine demonstrations and a flea market.

Flerra Meadows provides soccer fields, as well as a small playground and pond. Liberty Fields has a baseball diamond, multiple soccer fields and a conservation trail in the woods. Another attraction is Steele Farm, a popular sledding site in the winter, with dog-friendly conservation trails.


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