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Fitchburg is located just 10 miles from New Hampshire and 50 miles from Boston, with excellent access via highway or MBTA commuter train to all points. The former reliance on the paper industry in the community has given way to a healthier economic diversification which now includes pharmaceuticals, tool and die makers, machine manufacturers, plastic molders and textile producers.

Things to do

Go Ice Skating at the Wallace Civic Center

Take the Ski Train to Wachussett Mountain

Feel like taking a hike, check out the Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary

A Little Fitchburg History

History of City Hall

Historic Heywood Chair and Iver Johnson Complex

Fitchburg Machine Tool History

A History of the Waymothe Lathe Company



The City of Fitchburg is a community of about 41,000 people located in north-central Worcester County. Despite being one of the largest cities in the county, Fitchburg retains its small town flavor.

Fitchburg is noted for its old mills that line the Nashua River, its hilly topography and regional parks and its tightly knit neighborhood enclaves that, in many cases, still retain their ethnic identity. Among the city's cultural assets are the Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg State University and the world famous annual Longsjo Classic bicycle race.