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Tewksbury [11] is a town in Massachusetts. It is located 19 miles northwest of Boston and borders with the city of Lowell. It currently is operated under a New England form of government involving town meetings where everything is approved by the town's citizens.

Get in[edit]

By car: Most visitors traveling to Tewksbury will come by car.

From Boston/Route 128 (I-95): Take Route 93 North to Exit 42 (Dascomb Road).

From Route 495: Take Exit 38 (Route 38) and turn left at the end of the ramp. Follow Route 38 South (Main Street) approximately 3.5 miles to Tewksbury Center.

From Route 3: Take Route 3 North to Route 495 North. Follow Route 495 North to Exit 38 (Route 38) and turn left at the end of the ramp. Follow Route 38 South (Main Street) approximately 3.5 miles to Tewksbury Center.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • 9/11 Memorial, Main Street (Located in front of Tewksbury's Public Library). On September 11, 2005 the Tewksbury 9-11 Memorial was dedicated to all those who fell on 9/11 and the months to follow. Each individual is honored with an engraved brick, permanantly recording their name and hometown. The bricks surround a granite memorial pavilion, ensuring their legacies will endure.
  • Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller Memorial, 11 Town Hall Avenue (Located in front of Town Hall). The Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller Memorial was displayed in the center of town in 1985 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the town.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Livingston Street Park, 253 Livingston Street. Open until dusk. Large gated playground with swings, slides, and structures designed for children of all ages. Also includes baseball fields, tennis courts, and lacrosse fields. Picnic tables also available for families to sit and enjoy lunch.
  • Merrimack Valley Pavilion (MVP), 2087 Main Street, (978)988-2100, [1]. Entertainment center full of family fun including mini-golf, laser tag, frozen yogurt, ice cream, and pizza!
  • Tewksbury Country Club Golf Course, 1800 Main Street (Located on Route 38), (978)640-0033, [2]. 9 hole golf course that is suited for golf players of all abilities. Tewksbury Country Club also offers a full service pro shop to meet your golfing needs.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Walmart, 333 Main Street (Located near the Lowell border), (978)851-6265. Walmart offers a wide variety of high quality merchandise and has now expanded to selling groceries. Low prices and great customer service.
  • Market Basket, 1900 Main Street (Located in Oakdale Plaza), (978)851-2960, [3]. Grocery store chain specializing in the lowest prices. Store includes a Market's Kitchen, which makes fresh sandwiches and pre-made family meals.
  • Tewksbury Florist & Greenery, 402 Main Street, (978)851-7446, [4]. Family owned and operated florist and greenery shop. Specializes in floral arrangements as well as indoor and outdoor decorations.

Eat[edit][add listing]


  • Bradford Lantern Cafe, 853 Main Street, (978)851-3560. Small breakfast bar that is family operated. It has a very strong local following and is known as a hometown meeting place.
  • Perfecto's Caffe, 1900 Main Street (Located in the Oakdale Mall), (978)640-9400, [5]. Inviting and efficient quick service breakfast shop. Known for its handmade baked goods, New York style bagels, and a coffee menu offering 30 flavors.
  • Vic's Waffle House, 283 Old Main Street (Located across from Wal-Mart), (978)640-9610. 6:30am-2:30pm. A small breakfast and lunch diner specializing in breakfast fare. They are always open to making something new, so if you do not see it on the menu just ask for it!


  • Friendly's, 759 Main Street, (978)851-3300. Family oriented chain restaurant. Variety of meal options for both adults and children. Top off your meal with a delicious sundae! Takeout windows available for ice cream orders.


  • 99 Restaurant, 401 Main Street, (978)863-9099. Chain restaurant with a pub atmosphere. Full dining room, takeout, and bar seating is available. With a passion for the community, photographs of past Tewksbury sport teams decorate the restaurant.
  • Tew-Mac Tavern, 1880 Main Street (Located in the back of the Tewksbury Country Club), (978)640-0033, [6]. Tavern specializing in New England favorites with affordable pricing. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available overlooking the golf course.


  • Capellini's Restaurant, 896 Main Street (Located next to the Tewksbury Police Department), (978)851-7271, [7]. Relaxed, family environment with great Italian cuisine since 1995.
  • Jade East Restaurant, 433 Main Street, (978)851-7255. Serves authentic Chinese cuisine for over 46 years. Open every day except Thanksgiving. Known for its Mai Tai drink. Also great for take out.
  • Skewer's Wood Grill, 1060 Main Street (Located in the center of town), (978)863-0111, [8]. Quick counter service that serves freshly made Mediterranean food with Greek influences. Delivery is available within a 3 mile radius. Skewers is also available to cater your home and office parties.
  • Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine, 1699 Shawsheen St., (978) 851-9978. Located in Kerri Plaza near the Andover border. Small, cozy Thai place run by a friendly family. Great, authentic food, with a home feel. Also great for take out.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Maverick's, 2212 Main Street, (978)988-9292. Great bartenders and great drinks! Keno is available. Pool tables and flat screen televisions make it a great spot to view sporting events.
  • Oakdale Liquors, 1900 Main Street (Located in Oakdale Plaza), (978) 851-5512, [9]. Liquor store offering a wide variety of alcohol including wine, beer, and top shelf liquors. It has proudly served the town for over 50 years.
  • The Sky Box Restaurant & Sports Bar, 553 Main Street (Located in the Heartland Plaza), (978)851-4818, [10]. One-stop spot for great entertainment, great sports, and great drinks. Live performances are held year-round and they offer 30 television screens, perfect for viewing Boston sports.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Fairfield Inn Boston Tewksbury/Andover, 1695 Andover Street, Phone: +1 978 640-0700, Fax: +1 978 640-1175, [12].
  • Holiday Inn, 4 Highwood Drive, Phone: +1 978 640-9000, [13].
  • Motel 6, 95 Main Street, Phone: +1 978 851-8677, Fax: +1 978 851-9266, [14].
  • Residence Inn Boston Tewksbury/Andover, 1775 Andover Street, Phone: +1 978 640-1003, Fax: +1 978 851-5780, [15].
  • TownePlace Suites Boston Tewksbury/Andover, 20 International Place, Phone: +1 978 863-9800, Fax: +1 978 863-9801, [16].

Get out[edit]

Routes through Tewksbury
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