Introduction to Scituate, Massachusetts
Scituate, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 11 miles E of Weymouth, Massachusetts and 20 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area. About 17,863 people live in Scituate.
The earliest settlers arrived in this area from Plymouth in 1627. In the initial days, the General Court at Plymouth governed this area until the town was incorporated in 1636 as a separate entity. The name of the town is based on an Indian word ’satuit" which means cold brook. Fishing and sea mossing were the major industries in the earlier times.
Scituate and nearby Attractions
- Scituate Lighthouse
- The Lawson Tower
- Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum
- Mann Farmhouse and Museum
- Kathleen Laidlaw Historical Center
- The Old Oaken Bucket Homestead and Well
Things To Do In Scituate
As Scituate is a coastal town, ocean related activities are quite popular here. One can go swimming fishing and sailing and lazing around on the beach is also a popular activity. There are many spots of historical interest. The month of August has the townspeople celebrating the founding of Scituate with a festival known as "Heritage Day."
Air transportation is provided by Boston Logan International Airport.
Scituate Higher Education
Quincy College offers opportunities for higher education.