Scituate Lighthouse in MA is an amazing historical sight that everyone should go see. Located in Scituate harbor it offers some picturesque views and a refreshing sea breeze. Built in 1811 it’s quite impressive and has some great history.
Scituate Lighthouse is just one of the many lighthouses of New England, but worth a visit to check it out. I really enjoyed our time visiting the lighthouse and harbor and loved the great photo ops! The picturesque lighthouse next to the house makes for some great views and photos.
One of the historical stories about the lighthouse is that during the war of 1812, redcoat ships barges coming from a British Warship were seen by two daughters of Captain Bates. These two ladies ran outside and hid with just a drum and a fife. When the British approached they made such a commotion that the British thought they were a full regiment and they quickly fled the scene! The girls became famously known as “The American Army of Two.” You can read more about the history of the lighthouse here.
Walking out on the huge breaker rocks gives you a great view back and the lighthouse and the harbor area. It’s a great place to just sit and enjoy the views for a bit. We did find a few tiny pieces of sea glass during our visit. Also some great harbor views with boats as well.
Note there are no facilities or restrooms on site so make sure to make a stop before visiting if needed. Parking is free and there are benches available to sit on and enjoy the views.
I hope you get a chance to check out the Scituate Lighthouse! If you have any lighthouses you love I’d love to hear about them!
Know Before You Go
What: Scituate Lighthouse, MA
How To Get There: It’s located approx. 1 hour 5 minutes from Hanscom AFB.
Parking: There is free parking available in a good sized parking lot.
Cost: The lighthouse is closed to the public so to visit it and see it from the outside & walk on the rocks is free. The tower is open occasionally during the year during open house events.
Extra info: There are no restrooms on site. There are some benches to sit and relax. The area is mainly rocky so bring some good shoes to climb out onto the rocks. There is an area near the parking lot where people were getting in and enjoying the water.