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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 air[edit]

  • Logan International Airport 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.

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Old Ordinary,21 Lincoln Street. 1700’s Inn was a common stopping place for travelers between Boston and Plymouth. Remains open for tours. Open only in the summer. Phone: 781-749-0013
  • 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), (781) 749-0028, [1]. This is a museum all about the history of local firefighters.  edit
  • 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.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Wompatuck State Park, Union St., Phone: +1 781-749-7160, [3]. 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 WWII remain. Located along inset of Back River. In recent years, baseball fields, lacrosse fields, and basketball courts have opened. Also home to the Bare Cove Museum.
  • Hingham Recreation 210 Central Street. Phone: 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 Located 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.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Lincoln Plaza 400 Lincoln Street. Across the street from the new 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. Conveniently located off exit 15 (Rt. 3), the Derby Street Shoppes, est. 2004-2005, 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. Located on 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 located primarily outdoors. It’s 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 A variety of shops are located within the downtown area of Hingham, more commonly known as “Hingham Square”.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Square Cafe, 150 North Street, (781) 740-4060, [4]. Lunch Hours Monday-Sunday 11:30-3 PM. Dinner Hours Monday-Thursday 5-9:30 PM, Friday-Sunday 5-10 PM.. This is an american bistro restaurant located 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.  edit
  • Upper Crust Pizzeria (Pizza), 73 South Street, (781) 740-2775, [5]. Sunday-Wednesday 11AM-9Pm, Thursday-Saturday 11AM-10PM. This is a neighborhood pizza parlor that started in Boston and is now all over Boston and the South Shore. It has a lot of variety for pizza and other types of food such as calzones, salads, and sandwiches. Gourmet pizza, more expensive than other pizza places although the portions are much larger to compensate.  edit
  • Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar, 94 Derby Street, Derby Street Shoppes, (781) 749-2700, [6]. Monday-Thursday 11:30AM- 10PM, Friday, Saturday: 11:30AM-11PM, Sunday: 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 know for their "Pizza on a Paddle"  edit
  • Stars on Hingham Harbor (Stars), 3 Otis Street, (781) 749-3200, [7]. 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.  edit
  • 99 Restaurant 428 Lincoln St. Casual burger joint. Phone: 781-740-8599.
  • 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. Established in 1993, 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, conveniently located along route 3A 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. Open 10-10 Monday-Saturday and 11-9:30 on Sunday.
  • 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 bust station.
  • Atlantic Bagel and Coffee Co. 282 Main Street. Open daily 6 AM-4, 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 due to its head chef, Paul Wahlberg, being 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.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Snug 114 North Street. Local pub with entertainment on the weekends.
  • Stars 3 Otis Street. As mentioned earlier, Stars is best known for its bar and lounge area. Four big screen TV’s make it a great destination for sporting events.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • There are no actual hotels located in Hingham. The nearest would be the Clarion Hotel in Hull. However, there are campgrounds at Wompatuck State Park as well as the Bare Cove Bed and Breakfast at 235 Rockland Street (Phone 781 740 1422)

Get out[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
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