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Overview - Beaches - Points of Interest - Schools - Chamber of Commerce

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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. 

Wareham’s 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 Cod Baseball League, play at Wareham High School's Spillane Field. The league features some of the country’s 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 

Points of Interest

  • 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 a few
    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 House - 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 School
    760 Main Street,  Wareham
  • Ethel B. Hammond Elementary School
    Highland Avenue, Onset
  • Wareham Middle School
    Viking Drive, Wareham
  • Wareham High School
    Viking Drive, Wareham

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