Hingham is a coastal town in the South Shore region of Massachusetts about 15 miles south of Boston.

Get in edit

Hingham Town Landing

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.

By train edit

Hingham has the following two stops along the MBTA Greenbush Line. These stations are mostly useful for commuters, offering large parking lots but little else in the way of nearby amenities.

  • 1 West Hingham, 20 Fort Hill Rd (35 minutes to South Station). Accessible boarding for all train cars. 231 parking spaces, 7 accessible. Bike racks. MBTA zone 3. $8 to Boston; parking: M-F $4, Sa-Su $2.    
  • 2 Nantasket Junction, 190 Summer St (39 minutes to South Station). Accessible boarding for all train cars. 490 parking spaces, 9 accessible. Bike racks. MBTA zone 4. $8.75 to Boston; parking $2.    

By ferry edit

  • 3 Hingham Ferry Terminal (Hewitt's Cove), 28 Shipyard Dr (35 minutes to Long Wharf). 6AM-9PM. 1726 parking spaces, 29 accessible. Bike racks. $9.75 to Boston Long Wharf or Rowes Wharf. Parking: $2.

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

Old Ship Meetinghouse
  • 1 The Old Ordinary, 21 Lincoln Street, +1 781-749-0013. In the 1700s, the inn was a common stopping place for travelers between Boston and Plymouth. It remains open for tours. Open only in the summer.
  • 2 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), +1 781 749-0028. This is a museum about the history of local firefighters.
  • 3 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

Planters Hill, Worlds End
  • 2 Wompatuck State Park, 204 Union St, +1 617 895-8245. Sunrise to sunset. 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. Free.    
  • 3 Stoddard’s Neck, Rt. 3A (457 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.
  • 4 Bare Cove Park, Entrances along both Beal Street and Fort Hill Street.. Hiking trails, dog walking, great destination for kids. Several abandoned bunkers from World War II remain. It's along the inset of Back River. There are baseball fields, lacrosse fields, and basketball courts. It is also home to the Bare Cove Museum.
  • 5 Hingham Recreation, 210 Central Street, +1 781-741-1464. 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.
  • 6 Hingham Skating Club, East Street. known as "the Red Shack", offers pond hockey and ice skating for people of all ages in the winter.
  • 7 Loring Cinema, 65 Main Street. Vintage movie house, with balcony. One screen.

Buy edit

Downtown Hingham has a variety of shops. It is more commonly known as Hingham Square.

  • 1 Derby Street Shoppes, 94-102 Derby Street (off exit 15 (Rt. 3)). Opened in 2004-2005, it 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.
  • 2 Hingham Launch, Lincoln Street (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 primarily outdoors. Its 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.

Eat edit

Budget edit

  • 1 Atlantic Bagel and Coffee Co., 282 Main Street. Open daily 6 AM-4PM, 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.

Mid range edit

  • 2 Crow Point Pizzeria, 185 Lincoln Street (at Route 3A). M-Sa 10AM-10PM, Su 11AM-9:30PM. 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, 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.
  • 3 Burton’s Grille, 94 Derby Street. Upscale American cuisine. Located within Derby Street Shoppes, good destination for functions.
  • 4 Stars on Hingham Harbor (Stars), 3 Otis Street, +1 781 749-3200. 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.

Splurge edit

  • 5 Alma Nove, 22 Shipyard Drive. Within the Launch at Hingham Shipyard, it is known for attracting celebrities because its head chef, Paul Wahlberg, is 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.
  • 6 Square Cafe, 150 North Street, +1 781 740-4060. Daily 11:30-3PM; M-Th 5-9:30PM, F-Su 5-10 PM. This is an American bistro restaurant 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.
  • 7 Tosca, 14 North Street. Italian dining, upscale restaurant. Walking distance from Hingham Harbor, making it a popular dating destination.

Drink edit

  • 1 The Snug, 114 North Street. Local pub with entertainment on the weekends.
  • 2 Stars, 3 Otis Street. Best known for its bar and lounge area. Four big screen TVs make it a great destination for sporting events.

Sleep edit

There are no hotels in Hingham. The nearest is the Clarion Hotel in Hull.

Go next 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
BostonWeymouth  N   S  RocklandPlymouth
BostonWeymouth  N   S  CohassetPlymouth
QuincyWeymouth  N   S  NorwellKingston
HullCohasset  N   S  NorwellRockland
BostonWeymouth  NW   SE  CohassetScituate

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