Watertown has one of the largest historic districts in the state. The Octagon House Museum is one of the largest single family homes built prior to the Civil War and is the site of the First Kindergarten in the United States.
Historic Downtown Watertown offers antiques shops, gift and specialty stores, pubs and restaurants. Shop for everything from fine art and home furnishings to jewelry and apparel. You will find nearly 40 restaurants and over 30 taverns and pubs in Watertown, as well as six hotels that together provide over 200 rooms.
Don’t miss Riverfest, a free four-day festival in August at Riverside Park, one of the city’s 23 parks.