city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States

Braintree is a town of 37,000 people (2019) on the South Shore in Southeastern Massachusetts. It is located along several major thoroughfares, making it convenient to Boston. Its scary-sounding name comes from Braintree in Essex, although that name's origin is obscure.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

By trainEdit

  • 1 Braintree (MBTA station). The MBTA subway Red Line serves this terminal station.    

By carEdit

Interstate 93, U.S. Route 1, and State Route 3 converge in Braintree.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Braintree (Massachusetts)


  • 1 General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace, 86 Washington Street, +1 781-848-1640. Sylvanus Thayer (1785-1872) was dubbed "father of the military academy" at West Point because he thoroughly reorganized and put it on sound footing. He also endowed Thayer Academy in Braintree and Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.    


  • [dead link] F1, 290 Wood Road, +1 781 848-2300. M-Th noon-11PM, F noon-midnight, Sa 9AM-midnight, Su 9AM-10PM. Two unique indoor kart race tracks complete with suits and helmets. Karts and track are scaled to give you a "real feel" racing experience. Full service restaurant with live entertainment and billiards available. Walk-in or open racing as well as leagues and team-building.
  • Braintree Municipal Golf Course, 101 Jefferson Street, +1 781 843-9780. 18 hole, par 72.


The South Shore Plaza shopping mall is on Route 37.


  • Ascari at X1, 290 Wood Road (Exit 6. Trackside at X1), +1 781 848-2300. $9-19.
  • Jade Palace Super Buffet, 438 Quincy Avenue, +1 781 843-2888.
  • Jamie's Grill & Pub, 63 Columbian St, +1 781 356-5544. at five corners. Wide range of choices and decent value.
  • Konditor Meister, 32 Wood Road, +1 781 849-1970. Fine pastries. Favorite of locals who often order their wedding or special occasion cakes here.
  • Sintra, 906 Washington Street, +1 781 848-1151. Small, forty seat place with top-notch chef who has a Portuguese bias. Casual atmosphere, but cloth napkins, attentive service, great wines and creative food. Entrees $20-30.



Go nextEdit

Boston, Plymouth and Cape Cod all make great getaways.

Routes through Braintree
BostonQuincy  N    S  RandolphCanton
BostonQuincy  N   S  WeymouthPlymouth
END  N   S  HolbrookBrockton
Ends at  Quincy  N   S  WeymouthKingston
Downtown BostonQuincy  N   S  END
ENDBoston  N   S  BrocktonHyannis
BostonQuincy  NW   SE  WeymouthHalifax

This city travel guide to Braintree is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.