Rehoboth was established in 1643 and is named for a site founded by Isaac in the book of Genesis.
Rehoboth (whose name means “open space”) is one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts and the birthplace of public education in the U.S. The town is a mix of rural and suburban communities with many ties to nearby Providence, RI. The 138-acre Rehoboth State Forest features hunting, a 1-mile loop hiking trail and Bad Luck Pond, used for fishing and canoeing. The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, a non-profit organization, operates the Carpenter Museum, the Blanding Public Library, and the Arts in the Village music series, which takes place in the Library’s Goff Memorial Hall.