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Shrewsbury is a city in the Central Massachusetts region of Massachusetts.

Get in


By Car


Shrewsbury can be reached by car in a variety of ways. I-290 connects the town to the northwest and depending where you are going, you may want to use either exit 25 for Main St or exit 26 for Boylston St (Route 140). I-290 can also be used to reach the northern parts of Shrewsbury from the Massachusetts Turnpike via Worcester. You can reach the southern portion of Shrewsbury from the Massachusetts Turnpike using exit 96 for Millbury. Route 9 is a major state highway that runs directly through the middle of Shrewsbury, connecting the town to Worcester in the west and east towards MetroWest.

By Public Transportation


You can reach parts of Shrewsbury from Worcester using the Worcester Regional Transit Authority's Route 15 bus. This will take you across Lake Quinsigamond along Route 9 and up Maple Ave to Shrewsbury village. This bus will get you to most restaurants in Shrewsbury.

By Air


The nearest commercial airport is Worcester Regional Airport in Worcester, about 20-30 minutes away from most parts of Shrewsbury. Travel to and from the airport is mostly along city streets in Worcester so your travel time will depend greatly on time of day and traffic conditions. It has daily service to JFK International Airport in New York as well as occasional flights to destinations in Florida.

Get around




Shrewsbury is a town of 36,000 (in 2010) within Worcester County that serves as a mini hub along with Worcester for the region. It is chock full of restaurants, bars, and suburban neighborhoods. It also has a large Indian American population.


  • Heberts Candy and Tours, 575 Hartford Pike, toll-free: +1-800-642-7702. Where white chocolate was first made in the United States.
  • General Artemas Ward House, 786 Main Street, +1 508 842-8900. Tour the large house, which was built in 1727, and later became home to famous Revolutionary War general Artemas Ward. The house is now a museum and research center for the Ward family and colonial Massachusetts owned by Harvard University. Call for tour availability.
  • Shrewsbury Common, 5 Church Rd. Picturesque New England town common lying at the center of Shrewsbury village. The common has several monuments, a gazebo, plenty of trees, and is lined by historic buildings.


  • Ski Ward, 1000 Main St, +1 508-845-1797, +1 508-842-6346 (Snow Phone). Serious skiers will probably laugh at this place, but it is easy to get to for millions of residents in southern New England and offers a popular tubing center.
  • Bowlero, 405 Boston Turnpike, +1 508 754 7050. Upscale bowling alley with an arcade, bar, and pub food.
  • Dean Park, 805 Main St. Shrewsbury's largest park has a pond, large playground, picnic area, and extensive walking/hiking paths.


  • 1 White City, 50-120 Boston Turnpike (at South Quinsigamond Avenue). A large shopping center on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • Hebert Candy Mansion, 574 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, +1 508 845-8051. Handcrafted family candy and chocolate company.




  • Deja Brew, 510 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, +1 508 842-8991. Learn how to brew your own beer from the helpful staff while you sample the wares of others.



Go next

Routes through Shrewsbury
Norwich via Worcester  W  E  NorthboroughMarlborough
SpringfieldWorcester  W  E  NorthboroughBoston
NorthamptonWorcester  W  E  NorthboroughBoston
Ends at Worcester  S  N  ClintonJct W E
WestminsterClinton  N  S  → Jct N SUptonFranklin

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