Welcome to our Digital Heritage collection!

The Swampscott Public Library's Digital Heritage collection presents historical photographs relating the history of our community.

Swampscott, Mass. was first settled in 1629 as part of the city of Lynn and was officially incorporated in 1852. The town has a population of approximately 15,000 and is three square miles in size.

Swampscott was originally a fishing village. During the early twentieth century the town became a desirable resort destination with many fine hotels along its beaches.