August 5 - 7 2016
Looking for fun in August? If you are on the South Shore of Boston or heading that way you must not miss the Scituate Heritage Days! In it's 48th season Scituate Massachusetts has been hosting a delicious, entertaining, historic, educational and artistic 3 day extravaganza on Front Street in the charming harbor district of Scituate.
This year the Scituate Chamber of Commerce is bringing the "Heritage" back to Heritage Days. Each year there is food, crafts, music and entertainment and more, but this year there will be open houses at the historic sites that will beckon you back to the early days of this scenic coastal town. All of the historic sites are open and free during Heritage Days and the Chamber is providing free shuttle service to all of them. This year you can pick up a "passport" at Heritage Days and get it stamped at each historic site. You have one year to fill your passport so feel free to visit Scituate often. Once your passport is full you can turn it in for prizes!
You can climb Lawson Tower and gaze at the amazing view of Scituate. Millionaire Thomas W. Lawson ordered the construction of Lawson Tower (click on the link in purple to read more about Lawson Tower courtesy or Scituate Historic Society) as a complement to his new country estate, “Dreamwold,” at the beginning of the twentieth century. Local legend says that after the Scituate Water Company constructed its steel standpipe, Lawson’s wife Jeannie saw it and asked her husband to do something about the view out their back windows at Dreamwold Hall. Lawson then hired an architect to travel to Europe and research appropriate designs to cover up the standpipe. Recent research, though, suggests that Lawson knew of the water company’s plans well before the standpipe went up, and had plans in mind well in advance (Scituate Historic Society).
Visit the iconic and scenic Scituate Lighthouse (click on link in purple to read more about the lighthouse courtesy of the Scituate Historic Society). In the year 1810 the United States Congress voted $4000 to build a lighthouse at Scituate Harbor. The Light, of split granite blocks with a one and one half story house attached, was activated in 1811.
Be sure to visit The Bates House and The Stockbridge Grist Mill, The Mann Farmhouse and Museum and the Cudworth House and Barn. If that's not enough visit the Maritime and Mossing Museum - I'm not going to tell you what Mossing is, you will just have to visit the museum or click on the link and read about it!
As the Chamber of Commerce says, Scituate's Heritage Days has "Something For Everyone"! Be sure to visit Scituate Heritage Days for updates to the schedule and a more in depth description of the food, fun and entertainment available!
Is there a better way to kick off this fabulous weekend than a pie/dessert social?? We don't think so...