Simpson Spring South Easton
Where is it at?
719 Washington Street
Where are we going today?
Spring into history with Simpson Spring! Long before the first European colonists arrived in the New World, there was a tribe that flourished in the southeast area of Boston in the 16th and 17th centuries. This tribe – the Assowompset Indians, used this natural bubbling spring as their very own water source.
The colonists believed the spring had medicinal powers (Pretty amazing if it really did!) and so in 1964, eagerly followed these Native Americans to the spring. One of the settlers built his home near the spring, which over the centuries slowly became to belong to a local blacksmith – and yep, his name was Simpson! And so the name was born!
Today, Simpson Spring is one of the oldest independent water bottling plants in the entire country. They even make fun, flavoured waters and this is where YOU come in. Simpson Spring offer complimentary tours of the historic museum!
Kids can learn all about where the company get their water front, and there are even sweet Alpanas to visit. Cute! There is the fun Spring Water Challenge (you will find out when you get there!) and on Saturdays there is a fun marketplace.
It’s a great trip into history for the kids. Simpson Spring has been bottling water since 1878, and there are artifacts and remnants from the factory’s heyday as a soda company way back in the 1930s and 1940s.
Plus it’s a great way to show kids why they should drink lots of water everyday to stay healthy (and they can see the spring itself and tell all their friends about it)
My drink is water bright, from the crystal spring!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree tour!
- ChildrenFree tour!
When can we go?
Free tours Saturdays 11am - 1pm. Store open weekdays 8am - 6pm. Saturday 8am - 4pm.
Simpson Spring can accommodate large groups, perfect for a class field trip! A great way for kids to understand the history of something that we all know and love! .
The store is like a farmers market, so grab something for lunch there! There are ice creams, and fresh local produce! .
Any Top Tips?
They have great ideas for old fashioned recipes that you can use with some of the tasty sodas they bottle at the site! .
Doing our bit
They make sure they stay true to this amazing historic plant, and want to continue to providing amazing bottled waters to the community! .
Can I get one of those?
Make sure you check out the store, which has amazing food products for sale, as well as oils, soapworts, and skin care products. .
Saturday Marketplace is always a fun gathering for families, with artisans and entrepreneurs. A great way to spend the day! .
What people are saying?
by A Google User
This rating comes from Seattle where, thankfully, we have The Root Beer Store that carries Simpson Spring's White Birch Soda which I believe is the best clear birch soda available. For those who are birch beer fans this is an absolute must-try! I've been a birch beer fan as long as I can remember and this one's the best. Now I have to plan a vacation back East so I can pay my respects to these geniuses and enjoy some more of their great products.
by A Google User
I recently switched to using Simpson Spring for the water for our home water cooler and I'm thrilled with their service. Their staff is incredibly nice and friendly and they take pride in being a local business with that "old time" approach to business. The also have little vending machines in the front of their store to dispense your own bottled water for really cheep. I'm a big fan and routinely stop here every few weeks for water and a few cases of their unique micro-brewed soda flavors. Definitely try them out...