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Acton is a town in Massachusetts.


Get in[edit]

Map of Acton (Massachusetts)

By car[edit]

Acton is five miles (8 km) from I-495 and ten miles (16 km) from I-95/MA-128 or around 21 miles (34 km) from Boston. Massachusetts Routes 2, 2A, 27, 62, 111, and 119 run through the town.

By train[edit]

The MBTA Commuter Rail Fitchburg Line train stops at the South Acton station. South Acton is a major station on the line at which many trains terminate. Besides the urban stops at Cambridge (Porter Square) and Boston (North Station Terminal), it is the only station on the line at which all trains stop. The MBTA Fitchburg Line provides service to Fitchburg, Leominster, Shirley, Ayer, Littleton, Concord, Lincoln, Weston, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge, and Boston.

Get around[edit]


  • The Discovery Museums, 177 Main Street, +1 978-264-4200. The Discovery Museums are two separate science museums located on the same site. The Children's Discovery Museum has exhibits suitable for younger children, while the Science Discovery Museum focuses on older children. The location is well guarded by Bessie, the large dinosaur statue and museum mascot, located in the front grounds of the facility.




  • Atlantic Sea Grill, 77 Great Road (Route 2A), +1 978 263-3162. Seafood, take-out available.
  • Bickford's Family Fare, 20 Nagog Park, +1 978 263-0442. Breakfast, sandwiches, good variety.




Go next[edit]

Routes through Acton
FitchburgLittleton  W MA Route 2.svg E  ConcordBoston
Fitchburg/RindgeLittleton  W MA Route 2A.svgMA Route 119.svg E  ConcordMA Route 2A.svg to Boston
Jct N MA Route 32.svg S / N MA Route 122.svg SHudson  W MA Route 62.svg E  ConcordDanvers
HarvardBoxborough  N MA Route 111.svg E  ConcordEnds at MA Route 2.svgMA Route 2A.svgMA Route 119.svg
FitchburgLittleton  NW MBTA Fitchburg icon.png SE  ConcordBoston

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