Duxbury is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. It is located on the South Shore, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of Boston. The population of Duxbury was 16,090 as of the 2020 U.S. Census.
Duxbury was settled in 1628 by English colonists, who named it after the town of Duckworth in Devon, England. The town played a significant role in the early history of the United States, as it was the site of the first landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 before they moved on to Plymouth. Duxbury was also home to the first naval base in the United States and was an important shipbuilding center during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.
Today, Duxbury is a residential community with a strong sense of history and several well-preserved historical sites. The town is known for its beautiful beaches, including the popular Duxbury Beach and the Powder Point Bridge, which spans the Jones River and connects Duxbury to Marshfield. The town is also home to several notable landmarks, including the Alden House Historical Society, the King Caesar House, and the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House.
Duxbury Public Schools consists of four schools; Chandler School for students in PreK-grade 2, Alden School for students in grades 3-5, Duxbury Middle School for students in grades 6-8, and Duxbury High School for students in grades 9-12.