Top 10 Things to do in Hull, Massachusetts

Hull is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, located on a peninsula at the southern edge of Boston Harbor. Its population was 10,293 at the 2010 census. Hull is the smallest town by land area in Plymouth County and the fourth smallest in the state. However, its population density is within the top thirty towns in the state.

1. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

191W Atlantic Ave, Hull, MA 02045-3303 Nature & Parks, Islands, National Parks
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4.5 based on 550 reviews

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

This National Park consists of 34 small islands just off shore in Boston Harbor. The most popular, George's Island, is home to Fort Warren, a Civil War Landmark that housed Confederate prisoners. Visitors to the 12 islands open for exploration can camp, kayak, tour lighthouses, ride harbor ferries, hike and swim.

Reviewed By MrsandMrHappy - Staffordshire, United KingdomStaffordshire, United Kingdom

George island

We traveled to George island when weather was threatening, it was a good find, glad it was dry as went on a free guided tour of the fort, would have been limiting if raining, the older guide was very knowledgable and shared so much with us, he was a gem,

2. Nantasket Beach

212 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045-3017 Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
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4.5 based on 379 reviews

Nantasket Beach

Reviewed By George M - Fraserburgh, United KingdomFraserburgh, United Kingdom

Very nice beach and (quiet) town

We visited at the start of September, arriving on Labor day when a lot of the local restaurants and cafe closed down. We stayed for 4 nights at the Nantasket Beach Resort. This review though is for the beach, which we thought was lovely, especially as tem

205 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045-3103 Water & Amusement Parks, Theme Parks
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Paragon Carousel and Museum

The Paragon Carousel has been operating along the shores of beautiful Nantasket Beach for 90 years. Built in 1928 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, it is the last remaining attraction from the Paragon Park amusement park that closed in 1985. Kids of all ages will enjoy a ride on “the painted ponies”. Then move to the Paragon Park Museum next door to learn about the park’s founding in 1905 and its evolution from a Victorian era “exposition” to a late 20th century amusement park. Hear modern recordings of early 1900s songs about a trip to Paragon Park. Marvel at a scale model of the Giant Coaster and watch a “rider’s view” video (complete with screams!) of a front car trip on the classic wooden coaster (hands up!). See an original Kooky Kastle cart and the scale from George Kasian’s “Guess Your Weight” shack. And stop at The Restoration Studio to check on the progress of the latest Paragon Carousel horse being brought back to its original beauty.

Reviewed By Ben_Theretoo406 - Chevy Chase, MarylandChevy Chase, Maryland

Museum sign said, in effect, "Be Right Back"

Ben and Mrs Too drove from her brother’s home down to Falmouth via route 3A, along the south shore. Our first stop was at the one-time site of the Paragon Amusement Park. Though the park itself closed years ago, there remains a museum housing exhibits, di

4. Fort Revere Park

60 Farina Rd, Hull, MA 02045-1210 Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Lookouts, Historic Sites, Observation Decks & Towers More
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4 based on 73 reviews

Fort Revere Park

Reviewed By dianaonacki - Scarborough, MaineScarborough, Maine

Couples night away

We decided to come to Hull to see the sights. OH my gosh, this fort is open to the public. We enjoyed walking around seeing the forts and the views!!!!! AMAZING!!!! So glad that there is a place for visitors to come to to share this beautiful town, Hull M

5. Bumpkin Island

Boston Harbor, Hull, MA Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Hiking Trails
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Bumpkin Island

Small and picturesque, Bumpkin Island was home to Native Americans, a fish-drying operation, tenant farmers, a naval training camp, polio patients, and more. Now it’s a quiet camping destination, with ten smaller campsites (max. capacity 4 each) and one group campsite (max. capacity 25). Its slate and shell beaches and open areas make Bumpkin a relaxing place to wander. Walk trails lined with wildflowers. Explore the remains of a stone farmhouse and children’s hospital. Watch the sun rise from your campsite.

Reviewed By bugrad06 - Harwich, MassachusettsHarwich, Massachusetts

Amazing, secluded camping experience

My husband and I just returned from a 2 night camping trip on Bumpkin Island; we had such a great time! We took the ferry from Hingham Shipyard ($14 round trip/person plus $1/day for parking) and arrived on the island early afternoon. The two rangers, Max

6. Hull Lifesaving Museum

1117 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045-1310 Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Hull Lifesaving Museum

Reviewed By rayt-flaxin - Quincy, MassachusettsQuincy, Massachusetts

Small and quanit, but packed with history and things to explore

The Hull Lifesaving Museum is a jewell for history buffs and novices alike on the south shore. The place is neat and clean and packed with tons of historical artifacts, photos, and articles about a lifestyle long passed.

7. Hull Artist Studio Connection

121 Nantasket Ave, Left end, street level of Ocean Place Condominiums, Hull, MA 02045-3106 Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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5 based on 9 reviews

Hull Artist Studio Connection

Reviewed By JoyceM431 - Hull, MassachusettsHull, Massachusetts

New location for local artists. Great on the beach location.

A cooperative gallery of local artists. Lovely display of original oil and water colors as well as great photography. A small collection if jewelry and very tasteful handcrafted items.

8. Fort Andrews

Main Street, Hull, MA 02045 Sights & Landmarks, Military Bases & Facilities, Historic Sites
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By blake4211 - Boston, MassachusettsBoston, Massachusetts

Enjoy the History

Easy to get to by ferry, but the tides were right and we paddled from Hull, MA. Great to enjoy on your own and walk through the fort. In addition to recreational opportunities like camping, the exhibits in the Visitor Center and along the trails help to g

9. Miss Peddocks Island Charters

Enter a destinationHull, MA, USA
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Miss Peddocks Island Charters

Reviewed By Sally M - Salem, OregonSalem, Oregon

Great group outing and a beautiful sunset

We were a group of Army Veterans in the area for a Reunion and took the Saturday evening sunset cruise. Thankfully, one of the group lives in Hull, MA. We had a fantastic time! The crew was excellent. There was a cash bar on-board. The weather did turn on us a bit but it didn't rain. Between the weather blowing in and hitting the area known as The Gut about the same time, we were sure bobbing around out there for a while. The views were awesome. Definitely would do it all over again!

10. Nantasket Kayaks

Enter a destinationHull, MA, USA
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Nantasket Kayaks

Kayak and Paddleboard rentals on the beautiful Weir River estuary. Explore the salt marshes and the rocky shores of Worlds End. Paddle over 900 acres of sheltered no wake zone waters. It's great fun for beginners. We provide full outfitting services and basic instruction with all rentals

Reviewed By ChrisO752 - Boston, MassachusettsBoston, Massachusetts

Excellent experience at Nantasket Kayak

I had plans to meet a friend at Nantasket Kayak to try Standup Paddleboarding for the first time at 3:30 but due to traffic didn't get there til 4:55. Knowing they closed at 5 I asked the kid there, Patty, if there was any chance they were staying open late that day. Without hesitation he said no problem and let us go out for almost 2 hours after they closed! The scenery was beautiful and the customer service was excellent. Would definitely recommend this place, especially if Patty is working!

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