Introduction to Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 5 miles E of New Bedford, Massachusetts and 49 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.

Mattapoisett History

The city derived its name from an American Indian term meaning "place of rest." Indians who resided nearby used the land for fishing and rested at the shelter, a nearby spring. Mattapoisett was once a spiritual parish in Rochester. The early economy of this area originally centered upon ship building and whaling.

Mattapoisett and nearby Attractions

  • Cape Cod Children's Museum
  • Mattapoisett Museum and Carriage House
  • Nasketucket Bay State Reservation
  • Neds Point Beach
  • Bridge Village Heritage Park

Things To Do In Mattapoisett

Nearby museums include the New Bedford Art Museum, the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Fall River Historical Society. The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society and the Woods Hole Aquarium are accessible from Mattapoisett as well. Swimming and other water sports can be enjoyed at Neds Point Beach and Long Beach. Nearby parks include Cushman Park and Fort Taber Park.

Mattapoisett Transportation

Air transportation is available from Logan International Airport.

Mattapoisett Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Massachusetts, Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College and Roger Williams University, among others. There are also online schools that may serve students in Mattapoisett. These institutions may offer degree programs in psychology, communications, public health, criminal justice, and business. Some online schools may even have course that can give people training in how to become a travel agent.

Mattapoisett Almanac

County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2739
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.66
Approximate Longitude-70.8

Mattapoisett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 56 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip50.7 inches
Distance9.8 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
Distance28.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
New Bedford95,125$51,529

Mattapoisett Public Libraries

Mattapoisett Free Public Library
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
(508) 758-4171

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Mattapoisett Public Schools

17 Barstow Street
ZIP: 2739
(508) 758-2521
Total Enrollment 271
Old Hammondtown
20 Shaw Street
ZIP: 2739
(508) 758-6241
Total Enrollment 231
Old Rochester Regional High
135 Marion Rd
ZIP: 2739
(508) 758-3745
Total Enrollment 785
Old Rochester Regional Jr High
133 Marion Rd
ZIP: 2739
(508) 758-4928
Total Enrollment 469
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