First settled in 1637, Tewksbury is a suburban community located 25 miles northwest of Boston on the uplands between the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. It borders the city of Lowell, as well as Andover, Dracut, Billerica, Wilmington, and Chelmsford. Tewksbury was gradually settled by residents of Billerica during the early decades of the 18th Century.
Notable public sculptures in Tewksbury include the Wamesit Indian Monument set on a granite boulder on Main Street and the Anne Sullivan-Helen Keller Monument also on Main. The bronze sculpture depicting the turning point in Keller’s life is dedicated to Sullivan, a longtime Tewksbury resident. Artist Mico Kaufman created both sculptures.
Tewksbury is also known for its several shopping centers and restaurants, and its easy access to the hospitals, cultural attractions and educational institutions in neighboring Lowell.
With access to interstates 93 and 495, Tewksbury residents enjoy easy accessibility to Boston, as well as the ability to escape to the north for vacation trips in New Hampshire or Maine.