West Boylston, Massachusetts

Our mission is to preserve the story of West Boylston. The Historical Society invites you to explore our history with us.

The Old Stone Church

The Old Stone Church was built in the early 1890s to replace the Baptist church which had been lost in a fire. Hardly 10 years later, it had to be abandoned for the reservoir. Because it was built of stone and was clearly going to be a scenic attraction, the commonwealth was persuaded by townsfolk to let it remain. It stands alone on a point of land by the side of the water as a reminder of what was lost to the reservoir.

The Old Stone Church Site is open to the public and can be visited from 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset. It is located on Beaman Street.  


The Church is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
For information regarding the use of the grounds for weddings please contact the Rangers at Wachusett Reservoir Watershed D.C.R., Water Supply Protection 508-792-7806