Introduction to Wareham, Massachusetts

Wareham, Massachusetts is 13 miles S of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 44 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Plymouth County. The town is part of the Boston metro area.

Wareham History

In 1678, Wareham was settled for the first time. At that time it was a part of the towns of Rochester and Plymouth. The town of Wareham was incorporated in 1739. It was named after the town of Wareham, England. The early industry included shipbuilding and the related businesses.

Wareham and nearby Attractions

  • Lopes Park
  • Town Greens
  • Myles Standish State Forest
  • Porter Thermometer Museum
  • Captain John Boats Whale Watching
  • Sparrow House

Things To Do In Wareham

Wareham provides golf courses, tennis courts and boating facilities for both its residents and visitors. You can also enjoy whale watching, kayaking and fishing at the town pier. In addition, you can go for a day trip in the beautiful white sandy beaches. Each October, the town of Wareham organizes the Cranberry Harvest Celebration.

Wareham Transportation

Air transportation is available from Martha's Vineyard Airport.

Wareham Higher Education

The nearest university is University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.

Wareham Almanac

County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes02571
Phone Area Codes5,08,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.76
Approximate Longitude-70.71

Wareham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
Distance10.1 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
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Wareham Public Libraries

Wareham Free Library
Wareham, Massachusetts
(508) 295-2343

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Wareham Hospitals

Southcoast Hospitals Group - Tobey Hospital Campus
43 High Street

Wareham Public Schools

Minot Forest
63 Minot Avenue
ZIP: 2571
(508) 291-3555
Total Enrollment 494
Wareham Middle
4 Viking Drive
ZIP: 2571
(508) 291-3550
Total Enrollment 794
Wareham Senior High
7 Viking Drive
ZIP: 2571
(508) 291-3510
Total Enrollment 559
John William Decas
760 Main Street
ZIP: 2576
(508) 291-3530
Total Enrollment 679
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