Introduction to Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Yarmouth, Massachusetts, in Barnstable county, is 28 miles SE of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 62 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Barnstable - Yarmouth metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 24,807 people lived in Yarmouth.
Yarmouth was originally founded by the Pilgrims. At that time it included parts of the town of Brewster, Harwich, Barnstable and Chatham. Rev. Stephen Bachiler and some of his followers made the first attempt to settle in Yarmouth during the winter of 1637. At that time it was known as Mattacheese. In 1639, it was incorporated as a town and was renamed Yarmouth. In the mid-1800s, railroads came in the town, which helped Yarmouth become a popular tourist destination.
Yarmouth and nearby Attractions
- Flax Pond Recreation Area
- Heritage Museum & Gardens
- Parker’s River Beach
- Chase Garden Creek Park
- Yarmouth Port Playground
- Cape Cod Duckmobiles
Things To Do In Yarmouth
Yarmouth includes a number of golf and mini golf courses and picturesque biking trails. In addition, you can also go whale watching or for fishing. The town also offers shopping centers and several restaurants that serve both regional and international dishes.
Barnstable Muni-boardman/ Polando Field Airport offers air transportation.
Yarmouth Higher Education
Yarmouth residents can pursue adult education with Cape Cod Community College in West Barstable, or at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus.