- Beaches - Points
of Interest - Schools - Chamber
Wareham is an ideal place for people who want to escape the bustle of
the city without having to move to the Cape.
Situated close to Lakeville, where a new Boston commuter rail service now
operates, Wareham is 50 miles south of Boston and 122 miles from New
York City. It also resides next to Interstates 195 and 495.
Warehams winter population of 20,000 triples in the summertime to
include tourists and seasonal residents, alike. The area has several
beaches, as well as other attractions and entertainment.
During the summer, the Wareham Gatemen, part of the Cape
League, play at Wareham High School's Spillane Field. The league
features some of the countrys best college players. Years ago, Red
Sox MVP Mo Vaughn played for Wareham.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the 500-acre Maple Park Family Camp offers
top-notch hiking, swimming, boating and camping. Golfers can enjoy the
Bay Pointe Country Club. Hunters and fisherman can also take advantage
of the target and tackle facilities at the Wankinco Rod and Gun Club.
Wareham offers all the amenities of Cape Cod, without having to drive
over the bridge to reach them.
- Briarwood Beach
- Hamilton Beach
- Indian Mound Beach
- Little Harbor Beach
- Long Beach
- Parkwood Beach
- Pinehurst Beach
- Swifts Beach
- Bates House
- Built in 1734 and named for Samuel Bates an original settler of the town. The Bates House is
now a private home.
- Broad Marsh
- This tract of land was purchased in 1666 from the Indians and remains one of
undeveloped salt marshes on the New England Coast.
- Prince Burgess House
- Some believe that this house was built by Prince Burgess, but research indicates
that it was built in the 1600's by John Bump.
- Capt. John Kendrick
- The Wareham Historical Society acquired this house and has restored
it as a typical sea captain's home of the late 1700s.
- Fearing Tavern
- This tavern was built by John Bump in 1690.
- Tremont Nail Factory Company Store
- This industrial building was originally used to process cotton. The
Tremont Nail Factory, established in 1819, moved to these quarters in 1848.
- Reverend Rowland Thatcher House
- This house was built in 1739 by Reverend Rowland Thatcher and
resides in front of the central cemetery.
- Minot Forest Elementary School
Minot Avenue, Wareham
- John William Decas Elementary
760 Main Street, Wareham
- Ethel B. Hammond Elementary
Highland Avenue, Onset
- Wareham Middle School
Viking Drive, Wareham
- Wareham High School
Viking Drive, Wareham
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