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Lawson Tower

330 First Parish Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-3859
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South Shores Highest Structure

The tower is only open a few times a year. There is a spiral staircase with numerous stairs so... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Scituate, Massachusetts
Lawson Tower

This historic structure is only opened 4 times per year. Check with Scituate Historical Society... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 May 2017
“South Shores Highest Structure”
13 Mar 2017
“Lawson Tower”
330 First Parish Rd, Scituate, MA 02066-3859
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The tower is only open a few times a year. There is a spiral staircase with numerous stairs so bring your energy. You may want to pack ear plugs, if the bells in the belfry ring while your up there you'll wish you had them....More

Thank crunchandmunch
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This historic structure is only opened 4 times per year. Check with Scituate Historical Society (Massachusetts) for opening dates and time.

Thank katbob101
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Just a beautiful structure. Modeled after old english site. Mr Thomas Lawson, the Copper King of Scituate had this fasade built to cover old rusting water tower. Gerat photo op..

Thank John N
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Lawson Tower is beautiful. However it is not open to the public in the winter months. Will have to go back in late spring to climb the tower.

Thank Atticus177
Reviewed 20 December 2015

The most unusual water tower in America. As interesting as its first owner. This is a spot that should be seen to be understood. His wife toured Europe and saw the fashioning of water towers. Why not Scituate. Great photographic spot

Thank DaveJoseph
Reviewed 15 May 2015

When open the Lawson Tower is one of the hidden gems of Scituate. You have to climb to the top so you can see the ocean and how the land runs down to the water. You can see Minot light as well

2  Thank jbmorgs
Reviewed 23 April 2015

This magnificent bell tower has 121 spiral wooden steps to the top, where bells are rung that play songs. The view is breathtaking. The Scituate Historical Society that manages these landmarks is a wonderful organization, as most Historical Societies are. The buildings are open only...More

4  Thank HappyTravelersfromMA
Reviewed 24 October 2014

This is a historical site in Scituate. A beautiful tower built in 1902 to cover a water tower that was placed on the property by the town of Scituate. The water tower was in Mrs. Lawson's option an eyesore so her husband Thomas Lawson sent...More

2  Thank katbob101
Reviewed 6 October 2014

I thought it was beautiful and I wish my Grandaughter could have been here I know she would envision Repanzel with her hair hanging out the tower window. Even my husband thought it was worth seeing :)

Thank DorothyKerstetter
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