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Wrentham

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Wrentham is a small town in Massachusetts located in Norfolk County and it is the only Wrentham in the United States.

Understand[edit]

The town is most well known for the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets located right off of Interstate 495. Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots is just a short ten minute drive from Wrentham Center. The town has two lakes; Lake Pearl and Lake Archer and they are located towards the center of town. The town of Wrentham was settled in 1660 under the name Wollomonuppoags, as a plantation settlement on the fertile land of Lake Pearl. In 1673 the settlement was granted a township and the town of Wrentham was founded. After the establishment of Wrentham, its population and industry grew. Now it has become a town with a population of 10,554.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Wrentham is part of the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA).

GATRA has Dial-A-Ride services for people with disabilities and seniors. GATRA provides shuttle services to local MBTA commuter rail services in the bordering towns of Bellingham, Franklin, and Norton. The GATRA phone number for Wrentham is 800-698-7676.

By car[edit]

Wrentham is a convenient highway exit right off of Interstate 495.

  • From Boston: I-93 S to I-95 S, to I-495 N, EXIT 15, or I-90 W to I-495 S, EXIT 15, Wrentham
  • From Providence: 1-95 N to I-495 N, EXIT 15, Wrentham

By plane[edit]

T.F. Green Airport- 35 miles from the center of Wrentham MA with domestic flights from Providence, RI. Boston Logan International Airport- 36 miles from Wrentham MA with international and domestic flights from Boston MA.

By train[edit]

While there are no train stations in Wrentham, there are nearby stations in the bordering towns of Franklin and Mansfield MA.

  • Both Franklin and Mansfield are MBTA Commuter Rail stations.
  • The closest Amtrak stations are: 128 Station University Ave, Westwood MA 02090 (617)-204-6829 and 100 Gaspee St., Providence RI, 02093 (401)-727-7388.

Get around[edit]

Transportation of New England- serving the Wrentham area (888-780-3146). This company provides taxis, chauffeur service, and airport transportation.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Old Fiske Museum Located in a newly renovated building and house exhibits fromt the Wrentham Cultural Council and the Wrentham Historical Commission.
  • FIske Public Library

Wide variety and selection of books including a “Kid’s Corner”. Also has online catalog. For more information call (508) 384-5440

  • Wampum House Located on Wampum Corner, 677 South Street, Wrentham, the Wrentham Historical Commission maintains this historical site circa 1740

Do[edit][add listing]

There are many attractions to see in Wrentham. All over this city you can find a state park or trail to visit.

  • F. Gilbert State Forest – Spreading throughout Wrentham and Franklin Mass, the F. Gilbert State Forest is spaciously packed with 23 miles of trails. One of the most popular trails would be their Mountain Biking. Other activities also available at this State Forest would be hiking, horseback riding, hunting, mountain biking, off-roading, picnicking, skiing, and other various walking trails. For more information call (508) 543-5850
  • Wrentham State Forest – Although it is not as developed as the F. Gilbert State Forest, this state park still has many opportunities for visitors. Trails at Wrentham State Park include hiking, mountain biking, and off-roading. For more information call (508) 543-5850
  • Wrentham Dog Park – Opening up for 4.5 acres, this is a spacious area for you and your pets visiting Wrentham. This is a fenced, previously owned area so it is asked to clean up after your precious pets. However you can let your puppy off the leash! Located on the corner of North and Emerald Street, this is an entertaining place to bring dogs of all sizes.
  • Mirror Lake – located in the central part of the town, the secluded Mirror Lake is a calm and nurturing area. Families can go to boat, fish or swim at their leisure. The relaxed domineer of the Lake makes for its calm and quiet atmosphere.
  • Joe's Rock – excellent for rock climbers and hikers, Joe’s Rock has an abundance of trails that makes for the fullest amount of entertainment. With more than 5 routes up the rock, there is always room for another climb. The rock itself is in public area, so it is monitored by police for safety purposes but feel free to park and climb!
  • Lake Pearl – With a swimming dock, expansive green park, playground area, sandy beach, deck, snack bar, changing area, and gazebo for functions this location provides ample amenities for all who want to visit. At a small fee, all the complexes facilities are open Mon – Fri and Sun. Hours fluctuate so it is recommended to call before visiting. For more information call (508) 384-2591

Festivals[edit]

  • King Philip Winter Classic: Saturday, March 8

NESBA percussion and color guard show. This competition features 8 indoor percussion groups and 14 color guard groups from all over New England.

  • Wrentham Lions Club Membership Night: On March 13 at 7pm. Located at the American Legion Hall on Rt 1A, Wrentham. Meeting of Wrentham branch of Non-profit service organization.
  • Baseball and Softball Opening Day Parade: Saturday, April 12, beginning at 10 AM in the Municipal Parking Lot.
  • Arts on the Common: saturday May 31, 10 AM to 3PM. Located at the Wrentham Town Common, Rt 1A and 140 Wrentham Center. A festive celebration of local art including handcrafted fine art, performances and interactive crafts and activities.
  • Concerts on the Commons: All concerts held on Sunday evenings beginning at 6:30
  • Sharon Community Band- July 14
  • National Gaurd Group GRUV- July 21
  • Gopherbroke- July 28
  • Berkshire Valley Boys- August 4
  • Dixie Diehards- August 11
  • The BIll McGoldrick Acoustic Duo- August 18

Wrentham Day- September 7

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Eat[edit][add listing]

There are countless restaurant options for everyone’s budget. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat on a budget or you’re looking to have a lavish meal, Wrentham has plenty of options for even the choosiest of diners. While the restaurants listed below are restaurants in the actual town of Wrentham, there are various options surrounding the town as well.

Budget[edit]

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: 1 Premium Outlet Blvd Wrentham, MA 02093 Phone: (508) 384-2237 This pretzel bakery serves a variety of different types of pretzels both sweet and salty. Call for bakery hours.

Cracker Barrel: 1048 South Street, Wrentham MA. If you want to inquire about the menu or simply book a reservation, the phone number is (508-384-0477). This restaurant is family orientated and conveniently located at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. This restaurant is American cuisine.

D’angelo’s: 580 Washington Street Wrentham, MA Phone: (508) 384-9642 This delicatessen style restaurant features a wide variety of sandwiches, subs, wraps and grilled. Also offers soups, salads, sides and desserts. Open 11am to 8pm.

Dunkin’ Donuts: 1048 South St Wrentham, MA 02093 Phone: (508) 384-9617 This all-day coffee and bakery serve a variety of specialty coffees, donuts, pastries and even breakfast and lunch options. This location is also equipped with a drive thru. Open 5am to 12 am.

Friendly’s: 1 Premium Outlet Blvd Wrentham, MA 02093 Phone: (508) 384-7160 This casual family friendly restaurant offers a wide range of American food and kids meals. Also known for their specialty ice cream sections and sundaes. Open: M-TH 8am-10pm & F-S 8am-11pm.

Ruby Tuesdays: 1 Premium Outlet Blvd #800, Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, Wrentham, MA 02093 (508) 384-5213. Located directly in the Outlets, Ruby Tuesdays is easy to access and very family oriented. They offer everything from burgers to seafood and are very well known for their salad bar.

Town Pizza: 60 South Street Wrentham, MA 02093 Phone:(508)-384-8002 This full service pizzeria offers a wide selection of pizzas, calzones, soups, salads, subs, wraps, pasta and desserts. Open 11am to 10 pm, lunch or dinner can be sit down, take out or order in.

Midrange[edit]

Commonwealth BBQ: 659 South Street, Wrentham MA 02093 Phone: 508-384-9676. Open seven days a week year round, this BBQ pitstop smokes their meats over hard woods for endless hours, acquiring the authentic flavors that make it a real BBQ. Appetizers, sandwiches, homemade sides, soups, ribs, wings and so much more! Open from 11am-10pm.

James Breakfast and More: (Previously known as James’ Roadside Cafe) 850 Franklin Street, Rt 140 Wrentham, MA. Convenient location right on route 140 in Wrentham, this restaurant is open everyday except for Tuesdays! Private parties and functions can also be booked during the afternoon and evenings (508-384-0017). Starting at 11am, you can start ordering lunch. Customers who dine for lunch are encouraged to taste the homemade regular and sweet potato fries. Wednesday to Monday 7am to 2pm. Breakfast served all day.Lunch served after 11 but not on Sundays.

The Looking Glass Cafe: 56 South Street, Wrentham MA 02093 Phone: 508-384-2820. A quaint little cafe in the center of town with simple breakfast and lunch dishes. The menu is not extensive but covers all of the basics. Daily specials are always posted on a chalkboard inside of the cafe. Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm & Sat 6am-3pm & Sun 7am-2pm.

Mr. Dooley’s Old Irish Pub: 303 Shears St, Wrentham MA 02093, Phone: 508-384-3457. The sister bar to the world famous Mr. Dooley’s in Boston, this irish bar has a great local feel. Mr. Dooley’s has gained an excellence in food service as well as being a town local favorite bar. Offers brunch each Sunday starting at 9am. Has music from Weds-Saturday ranging from open mic night to traditional music. Tuesdays-Friday 10am-1am, Saturday 10am-1am, Sunday 9am-1am. Closed on Mondays. Ming’s Deli: 70 Randall Road, King Philip Plaza Wrentham, MA 02093 Phone: 508-384-2556
This Chinese food style restaurant feature booths for casual dining as well as take out options. Open 11 am to 9 pm weekdays.

Omega Pizza: 40 Randall Rd, Wrentham MA 02093 Phone: 508-384-4177. Pizza, steak, grinders, pasta, dinners, fish dinners, kids menu. Large selection of pizza toppings and very fair prices for the size of the pizza pies. You can order your meals over the phone or online. Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm & Fri-Sat 11am-11pm & Sunday 10am-8pm.

The Terrace Cafe: 36 South St, Wrentham, MA 02093 Phone:(508) 384-3269 This café features lunch, dinner take-out, a wine-bar and live music. Terrace serves a variety of food styles including American, Middle Eastern and Vegan. Open from 10:30 am to 12:30 am, prices range from $10 to $30.

UNO Chicago Grill: 1048 South Street, Wrentham MA 02093 Phone: 508-384-3129. Curbside pickup is available as well as a full take out menu online. Pizza, burgers, steaks, seafood, pasta, party platters, and gluten free options! For those watching their weight, the restaurant provides nutrition facts about every meal so you can keep track of your calories. Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm & Fri-Sat 11am-12:30am.

Wrentham House of Pizza: 4 Common St, Wrentham Sq Wrentham MA 02093 Phone: 508-384-8109. Pizza, calzones, grinders, spaghetti, seafood, soups, salads and more. Affordable pizzas and pastas that are sure to satisfy your cravings. Call for hours.

Splurge[edit]

Cafe Assisi: 667 South Street, Wrentham MA 02093 Phone: 508-384-9400. Known throughout the Wrentham MA region for its takeout but also loved for its in house dining. When diner’s walk through the doors, they’re going to be hit with a sense of nostalgia and a sense of the olden italian days. Assisi is an exquisite option for catering, offering all of their favorite dishes in large quantities. Antipasto, zuppa, insalata, gourmet pizza, sandwiches, chicken, veal, fish, wine. Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm & Sunday 2pm-8pm.

Lucianos: Lake Pearl: 299 Creek St, Wrentham MA 02093 Phone: 508-384-3003. Year round Lucianos invites their guests to enjoy the exemplary cuisine of their award winning chefs at Sunday brunch or festive holidays. Lucianos has a scenic view of Lake Pearl, based right on the water with windows lining the entire building. Lake Peal is mainly a wedding venue. Brunch is served from 10am-2pm and is mainly buffet style.

Michael’s Deli and Cafe: 305 Shears St, Wrentham MA 02093 Phone: 508-384-1511. The cafe menu offers fresh roasted coffee, pastries, and a deep dish breakfast pizza. The deli menu offers speciality sandwiches and the kitchen menu offers pasta dinners, meals to go, fish and chips and so much more! Catering is also available as well as a specials menu each day. Monday-Sat from 5am-7pm.

The Tavern at Wrentham:-263 Shear Street Wrentham, MA Phone:(508) 384-0010 This family-friendly restaurant features a great variety of choices from gourmet pizza to seafood and options for takeout. This restaurant has a pub feel and a cozy atmosphere filled with locals. offThe Tavern at Wrentham is open everyday from 11am to 1 am.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Red Rooster Pub, 510 Washington st, Wrentham MA. 02093. (508)384-6669. theroosterpub.com

Description: A local dive bar in the heart of Wrentham this newly remodeled dive bar is equipped with good food and drinks for a low price (draught beers starting at $2). Although the bar itself is a small space it makes up for it with a friendly and skilled staff that are able to tend to any needs a customer might have. A good spot for a first date or a couple of drinks after work. Mostly inhabited by locals but is always welcome to new guests!

Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro 201 Patriot Pl, Foxboro MA, 02035

Phone number: (508) 203-9463 Business website: tastingswinebarandbistro.com

Description: This bistro is a great place to have a wine/beer tasting on a night you’re willing to splurge a little. Although it is not directly in Wrentham, it is known for its great food and staff. A good place to go for large groups of friends or intimate nights with a significant other. Considering the location, reservations are usually suggested, but walk ins are still welcome to this fast and fun place for a drink after the Patriot’s game.

Mr. Dooley’s Olde Irish Country Pub 303 Shears st Wrentham, MA. (508) 384-3457Wrentham@mrdooleys.com

Description: The sister bar to Mr. Dooley's in Boston, this famous bar brings with it the high standards of the Somers Pubs. An inviting and quaint bar provides a comfortable and local atmosphere with quality food and a great staff. This pub is known for their ‘comfort food’ menu of traditional irish recipes.

Bar Louie 232 Patriot Pl Foxboro, MA. 02035 (508) 623-1195 barlouieamerica.com

Description: Bar Louie is a known chain restaurant and bar that has a location in Patriot Place, just 10 minutes (4 miles) from Wrentham. This bar is known for their fun sports-bar atmosphere with American style foods like burgers and and sandwiches. Thier liquor menu is extensive and even includes non alcoholic drinks for the younger customers. They often have sales as well such as $1 burger night. Overall this proves to be a fun and upbeat environment good for drinks with friends or a fun dinner for your family.

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Where to stay in Wrentham MA

Proctor Mansion Inn: 36 Common St
Wrentham, MA 02093 Reservations: 
Toll Free: 1-877-384-1861 This historic Victorian site is located in the center of downtown Wrentham. The inn features the historic 1800s old-world style of French Victorian architecture, combining it with modern amenities and comfort.

Where to stay near Wrentham

Franklin

Hampton Inn Franklin: 735 Union Street, Franklin Located 3.5 miles from Wrentham this hotel feature Cloud Nine beds and high-speed Wi-Fi. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Franklin: 835 Upper Union Street, Franklin Call for reservations: (508) 553-3500 Located 5.7 miles from Wrentham, this elegantly styled and decorated hotel features all suite style rooms. Also includes free high speed Wi-Fi . Hotel Holiday Inn Mansfield: 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield Hotel Reservations: 1 800 972 3381 
Hotel Front Desk: 1-508-3392200 Located 7.8 miles from Wrentham, this pet-friendly hotel provides modern style and comfort as well as convenient facilities such as on-site dining and bar.

Foxboro

Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel: 28 Patriot Place, Foxboro Phone: 1-508-543-5500 Fax: 1-508-543-5501 Toll Free Room Reservations: 1-866-580-6236 Located 5.6 miles from Wrentham, this hotel exhibits modern and luxurious element in style and furnishings. The hotels spacious accommodation feature queen or king size beds and comes with all the amenities.

Red Fox Motel: 96 Washington Street, Foxboro Call for reservations: (508) 203-9444 This motel offers free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi with its single-bed rooms. Located about 2.9 miles from Wrentham.

Plainville

Holiday Inn Express Plainville: 164 Washington Street, Plainville Hotel Reservations: 1 888 HOLIDAY (1 888 465 4329) 
Hotel Front Desk: 1-508-8097840 This hotel just 3 miles from Wrentham, features an all modern atmosphere with single and suite style rooms equipped with all the modern amenities and comforts.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Wrentham
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