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Hingham is a coastal town in the South Shore region of Massachusetts about 15 miles south of Boston.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Logan International Airport (BOS IATA) in Boston is the closest airport, about half an hour from Hingham. However, traffic can be a pain in the neck, so allow for more time to get both to and from.

By train[edit]

  • Mass Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Opened in 2007, the Greenbush Commuter Rail Line runs through Hingham and makes two stops: Nantasket Junction, located near the borders with Hull and Cohasset; and West Hingham, located next to South Shore Country Club. The nearest subway lines that connect to Boston are in Braintree or Quincy, both located along the ‘Red’ Line.

By ferry[edit]

  • Boston Harbor Cruises The MBTA runs a ferry service through Hingham Shipyard, connecting at Rowe’s Wharf in Boston. Phone: 617-227-4321

By car[edit]

Route 3 is the only major highway in town, although it only runs through parts of South Hingham. Route 3A and Route 228 are the other state roads in town; Main Street, the towns longest, is made up mostly of 228.

Get around[edit]

By bus: The MBTA Bus Route 220 runs through the northern part of town, taking you into Quincy Center. A small portion of Bus Route 222 also runs through the western part of town along High Street, which also goes to Quincy Center.


  • The Old Ordinary, 21 Lincoln Street, +1 781-749-0013. In the 1700s, the inn was a common stopping place for travelers between Boston and Plymouth. It remains open for tours. Open only in the summer.
  • Bare Cove Fire Museum (Firefighter History), 45 Bare Cove Park Drive, Hingham, MA (take Rt. 3A to exit 14 Hingham/Rockland. Turn right at end of ramp; stay straight on Main Street which turns into North Street, Take a right onto West Street and a left onto Fort Hill Street), +1 781 749-0028. This is a museum about the history of local firefighters.
  • Hingham Harbor Rt. 3A (Otis Street). Known as Hingham Bathing Beach by locals. Gazebo on site is a common place for weddings. Plenty of space to roam around for picnics, playing, etc. Also known for famous statue of a horse at the southern end.


  • Wompatuck State Park, +1 781 749-7160. Union St. Over 12 miles of paved bicycle trails, and many miles of wooded bridle paths and hiking trails. Fishing, boat ramp for car top boats (no trailers). Cross country skiing, hiking, visitors center. Campsites available.
  • Stoddard’s Neck Rt. 3A (Lincoln Street) Peninsula with small hills and hiking trails looking over the Back River of Weymouth. Popular dog walking area. In the winter, a common destination for sledders.
  • Bare Cove Park Entrances along both Beal Street and Fort Hill Street. Hiking trails, dog walking, great destination for kids. Several abandoned bunkers from World War II remain. It's along the inset of Back River. There are baseball fields, lacrosse fields, and basketball courts. It is also home to the Bare Cove Museum.
  • Hingham Recreation, 210 Central Street, +1 781-741-1464. Located at Town Hall, offers a game room, indoor basketball court, fitness room, and many outdoor fields including playgrounds, tennis, volleyball, street hockey, baseball and soccer fields. Open to the public, free of charge except for fitness center. Many programs run throughout the year, most notably a summer camp in July and August for kids aged 6-13.
  • Hingham Skating Club on East Street, known as "the Red Shack", offers pond hockey and ice skating for people of all ages in the winter.
  • Loring Cinema, 65 Main Street. Vintage movie house, with balcony. One screen.


  • Lincoln Plaza, 400 Lincoln Street. Across the street from the Shipyard development, Lincoln Plaza still attracts customers from Hingham and surrounding towns. The main businesses are Marshall's and Stop and Shop, but there are other smaller businesses located in between.
  • Derby Street Shoppes, 94-102 Derby Street (off exit 15 (Rt. 3)). Opened in 2004-2005, it is an upscale shopping center containing nearly 80 shops, retailers, and restaurants. Unique in that it is “outdoors”, with a giant parking lot in the middle rather than the perimeter. The Crate and Barrel there is home to the only escalator in Hingham.
  • Launch at Hingham Shipyard Lincoln Street (Rt. 3A) near the Weymouth border, the Launch, est. 2010, contains a breathtaking view of Boston Harbor. Like the Derby Street Shoppes on the opposite side of town, it is primarily outdoors. Its signature restaurant, Alma Nove, is owned by Paul Wahlberg, brother of Mark and Donnie. Also within the Launch is in the commuter boat to Boston, as well as a 220 bus route stop. Multi-screen movie theater.
  • Downtown Hingham has a variety of shops. It is more commonly known as Hingham Square.


  • Square Cafe, 150 North Street, +1 781 740-4060. Daily 11:30-3PM; M-Th 5-9:30PM, F-Su 5-10 PM. This is an American bistro restaurant in Hingham Square. It's a casual dining experience and can be very busy on Saturday nights. The restaurant says they have an American menu with a French-Asian twist. They are also very big on organic ingredients. With the variety of meals they offer prices do vary but they can be on the pricier side.
  • Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar, 94 Derby Street, Derby Street Shoppes, +1 781 749-2700. M-Th 11:30AM-10PM, F Sa 11:30AM-11PM, Su 11AM-9PM. Rustic Kitchen has amazing outdoor seating. If it's a nice day out take advantage and eat here outside. You can window shop right from your seat, people watch, and enjoy good American food. They're known for their "Pizza on a Paddle"
  • Stars on Hingham Harbor (Stars), 3 Otis Street, +1 781 749-3200. Opens at 7AM daily. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Very simple food, seafood, steaks, burgers, salads. Casual dining, known for its bar. Has both lounge and restaurant sections. Low.
  • 99 Restaurant, 428 Lincoln St, +1 781-740-8599. Casual burger joint.
  • Tosca’s, 14 North Street. Italian dining, upscale restaurant. Walking distance from Hingham Harbor, making it a popular dating destination.
  • Nino’s, 415 Whiting Street. Casual Italian dining.
  • Crow Point Pizzeria, 185 Lincoln Street (at Route 3A). M-Sa 10AM-10PM, Su 11AM-9:30PM. Crow Point Pizzeria, usually shortened to "Crow Point" by locals is among the more popular take-out destinations in Hingham. Known primarily for their buffalo chicken calzones, Crow Point, in northern Hingham, attracts customers from across the South Shore. Take out is not the only option; there are roughly 10 tables of varying sizes in an eat-in section on one half of the restaurant. Popular destination for middle school-college aged kids on weekends, also family friendly and attracts older patrons during mid-afternoon lunch rush. Always seems to be somebody in there buying something.
  • Sub Galley, 39 Station Street. Known for its subs, has a wide menu with pizza, salad, calzone, and seafood as well. Located just outside downtown Hingham, near the Hingham Centre bus station.
  • Atlantic Bagel and Coffee Co., 282 Main Street. Open daily 6 AM-4PM, weekend hours may vary. Hingham’s go-to destination for bagels. Due to its proximity to Hingham High, it is a very popular destination both before and after school for students.
  • Burton’s Grille, 94 Derby Street. Upscale American cuisine. Located within Derby Street Shoppes, good destination for functions.
  • Alma Nove, 22 Shipyard Drive. Within the Launch at Hingham Shipyard, it is known for attracting celebrities because its head chef, Paul Wahlberg, is related to Donnie and Mark. Baseball players David Ortiz and Johnny Damon are just a few of the celebs who’ve had a meal there. Fancy, Italian, located right along the water in a prime location. Indoor and outdoor seating available.


  • The Snug, 114 North Street. Local pub with entertainment on the weekends.
  • Stars, 3 Otis Street. Best known for its bar and lounge area. Four big screen TVs make it a great destination for sporting events.


  • There are no hotels in Hingham. The nearest is the Clarion Hotel in Hull.
  • Wompatuck State Park campgrounds.
  • Bare Cove Bed and Breakfast, 235 Rockland Street, +1 781 740 1422.

Go next[edit]

  • Borders Cohasset, Hull, Norwell, Rockland, Scituate, and Weymouth. Weymouth will lead into Boston via Rt. 3/I-93 N or Rt. 3A/I-93 N (via Quincy).
Routes through Hingham
BostonWeymouth  N MA Route 3.svg S  RocklandPlymouth
BostonWeymouth  N MA Route 3A.svg S  CohassetPlymouth
QuincyWeymouth  N MA Route 53.svg S  NorwellKingston
HullCohasset  N MA Route 228.svg S  NorwellRockland
BostonWeymouth  NW MBTA Greenbush icon.png SE  CohassetScituate

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