Introduction to Mashpee, Massachusetts

Mashpee, Massachusetts is 23 miles E of New Bedford, Massachusetts and 57 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Barnstable county. The town is part of the Barnstable - Yarmouth metro area.

Mashpee History

Mashpee, which was once an independent land, was turned into a plantation in 1763, against the will of the native Wampanoags. The King of England was responsible. The natives were, however, given the right to select their own officials. Due to the harsh treatments received by the Native Americans from the white settlers, the population of the plantation declined steadily. There were a number of revolts for self government by the natives, but all without success. A small success by the Indians in 1834 increased their confidence and they finally set up their own local government.

Mashpee and nearby Attractions

  • 4-H Club Camp
  • New Seabury Golf Club
  • Old Indian Church
  • Ashumet Pond
  • Mashpee River

Things To Do In Mashpee

There are many tourist places in Mashpee. One can visit the Old Indian Meeting House, a very popular historic attraction. The nature parks are ideal places for family trips. Mashpee is also home to a very popular movie theater among area Cape Cod residents.

Mashpee Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Mashpee Higher Education

Cape Cod Community College is lecated in nearby Hyannis.

Mashpee Almanac

County Barnstable County
Standard Zip Codes02649
Phone Area Codes508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.65
Approximate Longitude-70.48

Mashpee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 52 F
Jul Temp63 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip43 inches
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip46 inches
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Mashpee Public Libraries

Mashpee Public Library
Mashpee, Massachusetts
(508) 539-1435

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Mashpee Public Schools

Kenneth Coombs School
152 Old Barnstable Road
ZIP: 2649
(508) 539-1520
Total Enrollment 443
Mashpee High
500 Old Barnstable Road
ZIP: 2649
(508) 539-3600
Total Enrollment 431
Mashpee Middle School
500 Old Barnstable Road
ZIP: 2649
(508) 539-3601
Total Enrollment 268
Quashnet School
150 Old Barnstable Road
ZIP: 2649
(508) 539-1550
Total Enrollment 525
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