Often referred to as “The Eye of the Commonwealth” for its’ profound optical manufacturing past, Southbridge is a town rich in historical significance, architecture, and culture. The former home of American Optical Company, Southbridge can be linked to significant breakthroughs in optics, including eye glasses, motion picture lenses, medical equipment and national security. While touring town, stop and take a photo with the twenty-foot eye glasses sculpture outside of the American Optical clock tower, or explore charming downtown neighborhoods with tree-lined streets and stunning Victorian architecture. A town of diverse offerings, Southbridge provides visitors the comfort of small-town living, amenities of the city and access to serene farm and conservation land.