town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Wilmington is a city of around 23,000 people (2020) in the Merrimack Valley region.
Wilmington can be accessed by the major roadways of Interstates 93 and 95.
- From 95 North and South Take the Interstate 93 (North) exit. Follow interstate 93 until you come to Exit 38; Wilmington, Reading. There will also be signs for the exit that read “Austin Preparatory School, Exit 38”. When exiting I93 North you want to go left at the end of the ramp and that will lead you into Wilmington. Alternatively, you can take the Highway 129 exit in Reading and follow it west into Wilmington. Coming from the south on 95, take the Route 38 exit and take the 3rd exit on the roundabout. This road will bring you directly into Wilmington.
- From 93 North and South Follow Interstate 93 until you come to Exit 38; Wilmington, Reading. There will also be signs for the exit that read “Austin Preparatory School, Exit 38”. When exiting I93 North you want to go Right at the end of the ramp and that will lead you into Wilmington. When coming from the north, on I93 South, take Exit 40, Route 62. Take a left at the end of the ramp. This road will bring you through North Wilmington into Wilmington.
- MBTA. Wilmington can be easily accessed by train via the Commuter Rail of the MBTA. You can take the train in and out of Boston and to points South and North using the Commuter Rail at either of Wilmington’s two train stations. North Wilmington Station provides service as far North as Haverhill and as far South as North Station, Boston. Wilmington Center Station provides service as far North as Lowell, and as far South as North Station, Boston.
- 1 Baldwin Apple Monument. The Balwin Apple, one of the most popular types of apples in New England and New York, and also one of the most heavily exported apples from the US, was discovered in Wilmington. According to local tradition, the apple was found near Wood Hill by William Butters (1665-1746), son of Will Butter, first white settler in Wilmington. William Butters raised the tree in his yard, near the present Baldwin Apple Monument. A monument to the Baldwin apple now marks the location (on today's Chestnut Street in Wilmington). The monument's inscription reads: This monument marks the site of the first Baldwin Apple Tree found growing wild near here. It fell in the gale of 1815. The apple first known as the Butters, Woodpecker or Pecker apple was named after Col. Loammi Baldwin of Woburn. Erected in 1895 by the Rumford Historical Association.
- 2 Wilmington Town Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern. The Wilmington Town Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern is owned by the town of Wilmington and is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the town. The museum is housed in a historic 18th-century tavern and is an excellent example of quality construction practices of the late 18th century. Free tours of the museum are held on the first or second Sunday of the month between 2PM and 4PM. The museum is also open from September to June on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM to 2PM. Summer hours - The museum is open July and early August on Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM to 2PM.
- 1 The Aleppo Shrine Auditorium, 99 Fordham Rd. A 2,650-seat indoor arena that was built in 1977 as the headquarters for the Aleppo Shriners, who had been based in Boston, Massachusetts since 1882. The Aleppo Shriners still own the auditorium today. The Auditorium features 37,000 square feet (3,400 m2) of exhibit space in the arena and 11,600 square feet (1,080 m2) of meeting space in three meeting rooms. Its main lobby features 3,300 square feet (310 m2) of space. The Auditorium can seat up to 4,150 for boxing, wrestling, mixed martial arts and concerts, among other events. All MMA events promoted by World Championship Fighting w54 hosted at the auditorium. Trade shows, sporting events, conventions, banquets and the Shrine Circus are also held at the Auditorium. The building is handicapped accessible and has a 24-foot (7 m) ceiling height. Because of its location in an office park off I-93, there is plenty of parking, including 1,500 in its own parking lot. The Auditorium is home of the Boston Derby Dames women's flat track roller derby league.
- 2 Ristuccia Ice Arena, 190 Main St. Former Practice Arena for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. The Arena is also home to local High School teams and Select AAA and Junior teams.
- 3 Silver Lake Swim Beach, Burnap St. Beach located on the shores of Silver lake. Open from June to mid September, and a lifeguard is present during designated hours.
- 4 Wilmington Town Common. Located adjacent to Wilmington High School, the town common is a gathering place for the townspeople. Concerts and other community events are hosted on the Town Common. Also, the Wilmington Fourth of July Celebration is centered at the Town Common.
- 1 Michaels Place-, 110 Lowell Street, ☏ +1 978 657-8700. Regular and Italian Gourmet Menu
- 2 Pizza Mia-, 363 Middlesex Avenue, ☏ +1 978 657-0200. Pizza, Calzones, Sandwiches, Smoked/BBQ items, Pasta, Salads, and Grilled items.
- 3 Rocco’s Restaurant and Bar-, 193 Main Street, ☏ +1 978 657-5238. Italian Dining with Full Service Bar. Enjoy Italian dining in a friendly atmosphere, or enjoy a drink at Rocco’s newly refurbished bar.
- 4 Royal Dynasty Restaurant-, 217 Lowell Street, ☏ +1 978 658-0080. Specializing in Polynesian, Mandarin & Szechuan Cuisine.
Wilmington has strict laws about the consumption of alcohol in public venues. Accordingly, one must place an order for food when ordering an alcoholic beverage. There are no establishments in Wilmington that serve strictly as a "bar"; all bars have to be within the confines of a restaurant.
- Boston is the largest city in New England, the capital of the state of Massachusetts, and one of the most historic, wealthy and influential cities in the United States of America. Its plethora of museums, historical sights, and wealth of live performances, all explain why the city gets 16.3 million visitors a year, making it one of the ten most popular tourist locations in the country.
- Salem is best known for the "Salem Witch trials" even though the hysteria really started in what is now Danvers. The city is well worth a day-trip from Wilmington, or even a trip in its own right, to see what basically amounts to a three-dimensional textbook of American architectural history.
|Routes through Wilmington|
|Manchester ← Andover ←||N S||→ Woburn → Boston|
|Concord ← Burlington ←||W E||→ North Reading → Danvers|
|Haverhill ← Andover ←||N S||→ END|
|Chelmsford ← Billerica ←||W E||→ Reading → Lynn|
|Haverhill ← Andover ←||N S||→ Reading → Boston|
|Lowell ← Billerica ←||N S||→ Woburn → Boston|