|Located half way
between Boston and Plymouth, historic Scituate was first settled in 1628.
Shipbuilding was one of the earliest industries, establishing a seafaring heritage that
The name Scituate is derived
from an Indian word meaning "Cold Brook". Natives pronounced it
Historic sites include:
- The 1797 Cudworth House -First Parish Road
- The Mann Farmhouse and Museum on Greenfield
- The Old Bucket Homestead, home of 19th century author
- The Red School house on Cudworth road, built in 1873
- Stockbridge Mill on Country Way, built in 1640, which
still grinds cornmeal during historic tours.
Today, Scituate Harbor is home port to a small fleet of
commercial fishing craft and pleasure boats of every description. Deep sea fishing
charters and whale watching excursions are available in season.
For additional information on Scituate. Visit the Scituate web site
|Scituate Harbor is
home to many historic sites and the Oceanside Inn is conveniently located.
In addition to Situate's historic sites
Browse through the shops and services located in Scituate
Scituate Light House
Take a short walk to Scituate Light, the 3rd oldest lighthouse in New England. In 1810, the United States
Congress voted $4,000 to build a lighthouse at Scituate Harbor, which was activated in
1811. During the War of 1812 "The Army of Two"; Abigail and Rebecca Bates,
daughters of the lighthouse keeper, prevented the British from sacking the town.