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Incorporated in 1636, Scituate is rich in history, heritage, character and charm. Now you can take a Pictorial Tour of this quaint New England seacoast town.
Old Ship As early as 1633 a fishing industry became important to Scituate. Boundless schools of mackerel surged along the coast. Scituate fishermen salted down their catch in the area at the foot of Front Street and shipped it all around the world with an output rising to 15,000 barrels a year.
Scituate Lighthouse -- In 1810, the United States Congress voted $4,000 to build a lighthouse at Scituate Harbor, which was activated in 1811. During the War of 1812 "The Army of Two"; Abigail and Rebecca Bates, daughters of the lighthouse keeper, prevented the British from sacking the town.
Lawson Tower The Lawson Tower has been called the "most photographed, the most beautiful, and the most expensive" water tower in the country. Mr. Thomas Lawson gave the present tower to the town of Scituate in 1902. It is patterned after a 15th century Roman tower and is a landmark for ships at sea and air travelers.
The Harbor has been a major attraction to Boaters, Fishermen and sightseers. The Elephant Fountain located in Lawson Common at the junction of First Parish and Beaver Dam Roads has been a favorite of youngsters and oldsters for many years.
Scituate is one of the oldest towns in the New World, settled originally in 1623 by the Men of Kent, who were seeking freedom from the intolerance of the Plymouth settlers. Fishing has been a major industry here since the 1630's - and continues as a livelihood for many contemporary fishermen. The once abundant stores of Irish moss off the coast drew hundreds of Irish immigrants from Boston in the 1700's, earning Scituate one nickname as "the Irish Riviera."
Abigail Adams wrote her book, Education by Uncles, in the family's summer home at The Glades, and Thomas Lawson, The Copper King, left as a legacy The Lawson Tower, "the most photographed, most beautiful and most expensive" water tower in the country. Scituate is also home to one of the largest Cape Verdean populations on the East Coast.
History lives and breathes in this beautiful, independent seacoast town, midway between Boston and Plymouth. Since 1968, the Scituate Chamber of Commerce has honored the Town's rich history and community spirit with its Annual Heritage Days Celebration. From our beautiful harbor waterfront to the many historic sites in town, Heritage Days activities are enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors of all ages, enlivening the sultry days of summer and highlighting our diverse business community.
The Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit Scituate on August 1,2 and 3rd, as business people, town officials and civic organizations come together to celebrate community! See the Second Annual Monarch Butterfly release at the opening ceremonies on Friday afternoon.
Shop along Front Street after the official opening ceremonies on Friday afternoon, then tap your toes to the rousing music of Scituate's own Satuit Town Band, a four generation institution, as dusk falls over our beautiful harbor. Bring lawn chairs and some citronella spray and visit a musical memory or two. Beginning at sun down the traditional Luminaria illuminates the entire coastline.
Bright and early on Saturday morning, you can get your day off to a great start at the Scituate Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast held at St. Luke's Church - you'll enjoy truly delicious pancakes and friendly service from Scituate's Rotarians.
Then head back to Front Street for a full day of fun for the whole family, the colorful Arts & Crafts Fair on Front Street offers an array of unique New England handicrafts and treasures, plus the opportunity to learn about many community organizations, while live musical performances provide the perfect backbeat and rhythm for lively shopping, be sure to stop by the Chamber booth at the entrance to Cole Parkway to check on all the weekend's activities. You might even say hello to the South Shore at the WATD radio live remote broadcast van - and might also want to take a ride on the unique land and sea amphibious Turtle.
Rest up on Saturday evening so you can join us again on Sunday. The arts and crafts fair and live music continue with additional entertainment on the bandstand.